Recipe: Homemade REAL hot chocolate
Today, I ended up with four extra bars of milk chocolate — it’s a long story. I didn’t want it to go to waste, but I didn’t have any baking soda or powder (!) and the thought of eating four chocolate bars as is made me feel pretty icky. My friends were of no help and neither were most Google results, although this chocolate bath idea seemed…interesting. Luckily, I...
There are so many things I love about Thanksgiving—the just-nippy-enough weather, the people I couldn’t live without, the holiday cheer, the excuse to start blasting Christmas music without (much) shame. Above all, of course, there’s the food. My stomach and I are truly saddened that we won’t be gathering in New York this year, but I thought I’d share the...
Shih Dong traditional Chinese market
The plan was to stop by for a mere five minutes, but even before I step under the bright lights beyond the inner doors, it starts. Like the layers of an onion, what was first one big buzz begins to peel away and disentangle in pieces. First the clattering of shopping cart wheels gives away a shopper’s location, then the crinkle of plastic bags signify a successful sale and bargain. Spinning strips...