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The Summer Playlist 2017

Notes on trying to filter: The stuff you didn’t expect might be what is floating on top. Think: pasteurizing milk. There might be more waiting. You might notice you come across lighter sometimes. Again. You might enjoy being alone. Again. / wandering off in the museum / down the street as the sun sets /…

Lemon, Mint, and Rose Tea Blend

How to try and mend a heart. Take a road trip. See new faces. Relocate, as many times as you have to. Read. Don’t read. Lose concentration. Let someone think whatever they want without trying to resolve it. Let that ruin other opinions because it wasn’t your poison, anyway. Practice yoga. Stop practicing yoga. Practice…

Cherry Lattice Pie with Tahini Cardamom Crust

When I first started practicing yoga seriously, I remember my teacher guiding our class through variations of Eka Pada Rajakapotasana-otherwise known as Pidgeon Pose-with the intention of meeting the areas speaking to us with interest. This is a loud posture, one that requires us to settle into the intensity; at my teacher’s mention of observation,…

S’mores Squares

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the Art Institute of Chicago once more. It’s a favorite spot, and a couple weeks ago, two of my favorite people and I road tripped to that wonderful, little city and that wonderful, art-filled museum in honor of a certain somebody’s 27th birthday (hint: ME! MEMEMEMEME!). There were…

The Summer Playlist 2016

Normally, I’m not super supportive of bargaining, but I totally made a deal with these flowers recently. I had gotten them for somebody else, and I wasn’t going to be able to get them to that person for about 48 hours, and I was frightened of what my ungreen thumbs and their kiss of death…