Monthly Archives: March 2012

Strawberry Cream Pie (or “Tarte aux Fraises”)

Something I love about the French are their constant vacations.  Not one month into teaching English abroad, I already had a school break.  I had two weeks off to do whatever I wanted, go whatever I wanted, and most importantly, … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung…And Sweet Potato Tacos

I used to think that summer was my favorite time of year.  Even though St. Louis summers are notoriously hot and humid, I’ve always like the heat more than I’ve liked the cold. However, this year, I’ve decided to amend … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day and Thin Mint Brownies

I do not actively observe St. Patrick’s Day.  Growing up, my impression of the holiday consisted of pots of gold, small, bearded leprechauns, and four-leaf clovers.  I started celebrating the holiday more out of necessity than actual interest; kids at … Continue reading

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A Road Trip… and More New Eats in Nashville

On Friday afternoon, I helped my boyfriend pack up his car to return to Nashville.  Usually, this is a sad moment.  However, this time, instead of watching him close the door and drive away, I also got in the car. … Continue reading

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Purim Hamantaschen

When I was little, I always looked forward to the Jewish holidays.  Hannukah meant big platters of golden, crispy fried latkes (potato pancakes), and I even looked forward to Passover (the holiday where you can’t eat leavened bread.) Sure, the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Dinner at Vegadeli

I don’t think I ever fully understood the power of the letters “TGIF” until I started working full-time. In high school and college, there were things like “Spring Break” and “Professional Development Day,” where teachers were held captive, and students … Continue reading

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