Don’t over complicate dinner

I’m probably the last person to give this advice. I almost always over complicate meals, especially when I have guests. I live to impress, with both quantity and quality. It’s part of my culture, I guess. In Romania, you always make several courses when you have guests, and you make a lot of food. See,…

Salmon with garlic and dill

There are those recipes you make over and over and you just make them, without following a recipe. You just know them. That’s this recipe for me. Until a friend asks you for the recipe and then you’re like “umm, I guess I’ll have to write it down next time I make it”. So, here…

Apple Peanut Butter Cups

Oh vacation, how I have awaited thee! I don’t actually talk like that, I think being on vacation is getting to me. That, and watching too much British TV. So, I had friends over for an anti-holiday party on Saturday, and I baked a bunch of stuff which apparently was so good that it got…

Morning thoughts

I’m standing at the corner of the street waiting for the bus that’s yet again late. I could have biked in today. Should have biked in today. But I’m so very sore from Saturday’s workout. One more day of rest won’t hurt, right? So I’m doing an experiment in my head. I’m facing counter traffic…

Lemon Cupcakes

Making cupcakes for your family or for a gathering with friends is one thing. Making them for a wedding is a whole new ball game. One of my good friends just got married, and a few weeks prior to the wedding we were chatting and she told me she wasn’t planning on having any dessert….