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Fresh Fig Tart

In Fruits, Tarts/Pies on September 24, 2011 at 1:13 pm
From Summer

As my school life resumes, I’ve finally fallen back into routine, and life has picked up its pace once again. Gone are the days when the only recurring structure to my day was waking up and falling asleep. I can’t plan my activities on a whim any longer, nor can I decide to change the course of my day well after it has started. I’m now bound to schedules and after school activities, to homework and long hours spent in the confines of a classroom. But surprisingly, I quite like it.

Around the end of August, I fell into sad resignation at the realization of how quickly the days were passing by. As the first day of school crept closer, each fleeting night became a rerun of the last. Just like every evening before, I found myself snuggling my face into my pillow, breathing away the melancholia and trying to suppress my anxiety at the thought of starting my sophomore year of high school. Read the rest of this entry »

Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream in Chocolate Cones

In Ice cream on September 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm
From Pictures

Time and again, I find myself sifting through memories of last summer, subconsciously comparing it to this past one. I’m reminded of the hours I’d spend in the kitchen, taking advantage of the long summer days to undertake lengthy baking projects. With no school to cut short the hours of the day, baking and decorating a layer cake became one-day processes, and cooking custard for an ice cream base was quickly followed by stirring batter for homemade cones. Read the rest of this entry »

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