Japanese Curry

The objective of tonight’s dinner was to make something easy that would last for a while and would feed me multiple times… so I made Japanese curry, or カレーライス。 It’s really so, so easy. And so, so yummy. All you need is some meat (or no meat, if you prefer), 1-2 onions, 1 carrot and…

Making Essays, Crafting Cookies

While working through my personal statement drafts (the application season has begun!), I was thinking of cookies (as one does, naturally) and thinking of how essay writing is so much like cookie dough making. Whenever I’m trying to put together an essay, I feel like I’m a crazed witch with a bubbling cauldron full of ingredients that…

Sunflower Seed-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Success! I made yummy cookies! This is an accomplishment only because I attempted the same recipe last week, went a little too haphazard on my measurements, and ended up with a scone-like cookie instead (I think I went too little on the sugar, too much on the baking soda, and potentially too much flour). This…

Thai (ish) Basil Fried Rice

I love Thai basil fried rice. It’s probably one of my favorite things to eat at a Thai restaurant. When I was in college, tired of my dorm food, I’d always go to Siam Royal in Palo Alto and get this delicious fried rice. When I went home for the holidays (which wasn’t even that…

Superb Strawberries

You may have noticed (and you will surely if you continue reading my blog) that I tend to enjoy alliteration. I also really really really enjoy coming up with titles (even if they’re not all that great, most of the time…), so this short post is about superb strawberries. Which may or may not be…

Summer Cooking #1

After a two weeks of California relaxation, I am back to blogging. This summer, I’m hoping to start cooking more and the “Summer Cooking” series will be an attempt to hold me to that hope. I’ve been cooking in my small grad housing apartment this past year but the kitchenette is so small that (especially…