Sugar Candies


It’s less than a week until Halloween, and I have no idea where the month of October went. Although here in central New York we have already had snow, the leaves are still colorful on the trees—I think this is the latest it’s happened in the five autumns that I’ve lived here. I’m trying to […]

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Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Coffee

pumpkin spice coffee

So I’m going to be upfront about something that is pretty much unheard of among grad students: I don’t really like coffee and I don’t generally drink it. My boyfriend likes to say that I like milk with a side of coffee. Really, I’m a tea drinker, but I do like pumpkin spice coffee—it’s perfect […]

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Pumpkin Pie Spices

pumpkin pie

So here in central New York, autumn is slow to come (seems like pumpkin pie ice pops are still a good option…). I love it though, and so even though it’s still warm and green here, I’ve been getting excited about fall flavors (all the different kinds of squash! apples! pumpkin pie spices!). Pumpkin pie […]

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Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Ice Pops

pumpkin pie popsicle

Now that it’s late September, and still rather warm in upstate New York, I’m still in the mood for autumnal foods. How best to get those than pumpkin pie flavored ice pops? They’re flavored for the season, but luckily will allow you to avoid turning on your oven. The addition of the sweetened condensed milk […]

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Ice Pops

ice pops

It’s Labor Day weekend, and the eastern side of the country has been quite hot lately. Unseasonably hot for September. It makes me want ice pops (by the way, Popsicles are a brand name!). When I was young, my friends and I thought that making our own ice pops was just about the greatest thing—we […]

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Keeping greens…green

spinach illustration

I’m a vegetarian, and while you may assume, therefore, that I eat a lot of salads, that’s not actually the case. I do eat lots of cooked greens, though, and lots of other vegetables, of course. Unfortunately, they often end up turning a muddy green color, which makes them look much less appetizing (though I […]

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Recipe: Roasted Garlic

roasted garlic

If you’ve never eaten roasted garlic, you’re absolutely missing out. Even if you think you’re not a fan of garlic, you should try this recipe: roasted garlic might change your mind. Where raw garlic is biting and sharp, roasted garlic is mellow, sweet, and earthy. Read my post on the science of garlic to learn more about […]

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I have loved garlic since I was little. In fact, when I was probably about six, I remember grabbing half of a garlic clove one day, and just shoving it in my mouth. I regretted that decision almost immediately because, not only did I end up with monster garlic breath, but it burned my mouth, […]

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So many macaron flavors!

When visiting Paris this spring, I fell in love with macarons, the tiny almond meringue cookies with buttercream filling that should not be confused with coconut macaroons. Unfortunately, I’m in grad school in a small town in central New York, with only one bakery in town that makes them, so they’re definitely an indulgence. But […]

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