Lately on Instagram: root vegetables

There's nothing glorious about root vegetables. In fact, they're often deformed-looking, intimidating, and tough objects that don't possess nearly the same charm as plump, deep red summer tomatoes or crisp granny smith apples. When I see celeriac, parsnips, or turnips at the market, I'm not overwhelmed with an urge to devour them like I am … Continue reading Lately on Instagram: root vegetables

Lately on Instagram: small victories

I officially have a French bank account, cell phone number, and library card. Anyone that has lived, or even visited, France will likely understand the associated bureaucratic nightmare and appreciate the fact that accomplishing such feats called for a well-deserved celebration. In other words, macaroons at Feuillette. Now that most of the administrative tasks of moving abroad are … Continue reading Lately on Instagram: small victories

Lately on Instagram: back to school edition

To be honest with you, my Instagram account hasn't been too active lately. Maybe it's because my days of summery and colorful foods, city adventures, and #internlifestruggles have been replaced with dining hall meals, campus adventures, and #studentlifestruggles. I can't complain, though, because I've been spending time with my wonderful roommates, in class, and running A LOT … Continue reading Lately on Instagram: back to school edition

a taste of Boston’s local food culture at Allandale Farm

"If you see a really beautiful tomato, don't you want to know where it came from and how it was grown?" asked John Lee when explaining the advantages of eating local.  "People want to have access to their farmer." Lee, who serves as the general manager of Allandale Farm, oversees 30 acres of cultivated land with over a … Continue reading a taste of Boston’s local food culture at Allandale Farm

Homemade Hummus and Other Healthy Snacks

I'm always down to eat garbanzo beans in any form, whether they be roasted, tossed in salads, out of the can, or, my personal favorite, in hummus form. Because it pairs well with pretty much everything (carrots, crackers, sandwiches, celery, etc.) hummus has earned its prestigious spot as one of my go-to snacks. My favorite brand … Continue reading Homemade Hummus and Other Healthy Snacks