Dessert · Snacks · Vegan · Vegetarian

Revenge of the Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have believed myself a terrible baker for years, but it turns out that I might be an average one which is a lot better than the self-deprecating level I had placed myself at.
I mean, I can make a decent loaf of bread (not with sourdough… I am yet to conquer sourdough…), I can make half decent pies and crostatas alas some with soggy bottoms… And, as it turns out, I can make a decent chocolate chip cookie. Not strictly with my own recipe, but it still counts.

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Italian Food · Main courses · Soups · Vegetarian

Passato di verdure – Green vegetable soup

They say temperatures here in Chicago are going to drop as much as -26C over the next few days. That’s without counting the wind chill.
Now, I do prefer cold to heat and I am of the “Layer Up and Suck It Up” school of thought, but -26C?!?!… You can find me hiding at home, either on the couch with cup of tea in hand or in the kitchen making a batch of soup, because I don’t really want to eat anything else right now. Maybe a small sandwich on the side. Yes, I like sandwiches with soup. Because I’m greedy.

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Italian Food · Main courses · Vegetarian

Ravioli with brown butter

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There is beauty and peace to be found in simplicity.

My 2 years in New York were… Not good. I was crippled by anxiety, haunted by old and new demons, trying to do too much too quickly to distract myself, to keep up with everyone and everything else. I became someone I hated. Someone that was unable to enjoy and understand the good moments.

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