In Ice cream on July 23, 2013 at 8:13 pm
I’ve been composing posts in my head since the beginning of February. The first was one to celebrate my blogoversary, now long past. Another was about my experience at the international music festival I finally placed into in March. The next related the stress the International Baccalaureate wreaks on its candidates, expressed my sadness at the closure of another school year, and come summer vacation, confided my tendency to fall swiftly in love with new cities. The topics seemed endless.
In my head, the words come naturally, the sentences flow. But now, as I’m finally attempting to write for my blog after months of writing in my mind, I’m struggling. The formality of sitting down with the intention of writing a post stamps out all ideas. And it certainly doesn’t help my writing rut when I haven’t baked anything worth sharing in months. Read the rest of this entry »
In Ice cream on August 31, 2012 at 10:01 pm
This summer, right after school ended, we went off on vacation, and spent the second leg of our trip in New York City. It was my first time visiting. We only stayed three nights, but by the end of our last day I realized that I’d completely fallen in love with the city.
After the quiet serenity of the small town where we had stayed in Holland, New York was something else entirely.
The lawns in Holland had been neatly trimmed, the sidewalks were a uniform shade of light gray, no trash littered the ground. There was hardly any traffic. At dusk, dark shadows cast linings on the clouds, all at once transforming the town into a watercolored landscape, and I remembered the watercolor my sister had bought earlier in the day. It captured the city exactly as I remember it now– neat, visually pretty, but lacking a certain vibrant quality. Read the rest of this entry »
In Cakes, Daring Bakers, Ice cream on July 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm
As I sit here at the computer typing this month’s Daring Baker’s post, my ice cream cakes have not yet been assembled, and my ice cream maker has just finished churning out a batch of lemon ice cream. I’ve had 2 failed attempts at making a swiss roll, and used up the last bit of parchment paper, which I realize I badly need. I’m running late this July.
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