Apples and Sour Cream

Dear Reader, How often do you find yourself at the grocery stores these days? I haven’t shopped in over two weeks and now I see that the supply of fresh foods in the refrigerator is scarce. Some of the fruits are coming close to their expiration dates and it is clear that they will not... Continue Reading →

Parking Garage Workout

Dear Reader, How has your fitness routine been holding up after a few weeks of social distancing and self-quarantine? I still jog outside when the weather permits, but I am missing my occasional trips to the gym and weekend yoga classes. While I have been making do with home workouts (more here), I have been... Continue Reading →

A Breath of Fresh Air

Dear Reader, Whoever coined the phrase "home sweet home" surely must not have spent 23+ hours at his residence for any significant period of time. My physical world has shrunken as a result of the pandemic, and, at times I feel crippled by the restrictions that prohibit us to move about freely. On the morning... Continue Reading →

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buttermilk!

Dear Reader, The first step when pursuing any recipe is selecting the ingredients. As an amateur baker, I like to always keep flour, sugar (white and brown), baking soda, baking powder, salt, and vanilla on hand. My supplies as of late, however, haven been dwindling as baking has been my go-to stay-at-home activity during the... Continue Reading →

[Review] Call Me by Your Name

Dear Reader, Was there ever a more insidious emotion than desire? I recently finished reading the novel Call Me by Your Name by Italian author André Aciman, which features ‘desire’ as a key theme of the story. Call Me by Your Name is a 2007 romantic fiction novel set in Italy in 1987. The book... Continue Reading →

Healthy in Our Homes

Dear Reader, I recently saw a meme on Facebook in response to the pandemic with the text “I’m either going to leave this self-quarantine 100lbs heavier or 50lbs lighter. Only time will tell.” While this statement was made in jest, I believe there is some truth to the underlying text. We humans are accustomed to... Continue Reading →

Living Beyond the Crisis

Dear Reader, If someone were to tell you six months ago that a relatively unknown virus would paralyze global travel, commerce, kill thousands, and force people to stay in their homes in 2020, you would probably assume they were trying to sell you on joining some sort of anti-government cult. However, let’s say you believed... Continue Reading →

One Banana, Two Banana

Dear Reader, It’s difficult to stock up on groceries when you plan on staying home indefinitely. Due to the coronavirus crisis, my boyfriend and I are both working at home remotely and limiting our movement to our apartment and exercise in the open air. We don’t know how long we will live like this or... Continue Reading →

Famous, Funny, Female

Dear Reader, In the ever-expanding ocean of books, which waves are most likely to sweep you away? Some of us read deeply—checking out all books by the same author and others in the same genre—while others tend to read more broadly—choosing a mystery here or a sci-fi there, etc. And, of course, some of us... Continue Reading →

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑