Tagged with fall

Preparation {overnight steel-cut oats & quinoa}

Preparation {overnight steel-cut oats & quinoa}

I’m pooped, y’all. Last semester was brutal both in terms of school and also personally—I lost my maternal avó (grandmother) in October, which shook me to my core. It still knocks the wind out of me. She was a phenomenal woman, and I miss her every day. Though the circumstances were devastating, getting home to the Bay … Continue reading

On Comfort, II {nonna’s figassa}

On Comfort, II {nonna’s figassa}

A year ago, getting out of a rough spot, I wrote about some things comfort is. Last week, I was back in a rough spot and in need of some good, old-fashioned comfort. I was was the most stressed I’ve been since arriving in A2, with end-of-semester assignments and tests, gnarly weather, and even petty stuff like my snow … Continue reading

Autumn Days {chai-spiced pumpkin butter}

Autumn Days {chai-spiced pumpkin butter}

Michigan fall, you guys. Oh man, what beautiful stuff! I went up north with some friends a few weeks ago for our fall break, up to Starvation Lake, and it was amazing seeing the fiery reds, sunny yellows, vibrant oranges, and even some awesome chartreuse. Even just in Ann Arbor, the colors have been amazing. … Continue reading

An American Supper: Turkey Meatloaf

An American Supper: Turkey Meatloaf

“Meatloaf, double-beet loaf, I hate meatloaf!” My mom hates Randy. (“I hate Randy!” she’s saying now. Right mom?). What does this have to do with anything? I made meatloaf Sunday. My friend Annie just returned after two years in Mozambique with the Peace Corps, where she did a lot of great work and wrote an awesome blog in … Continue reading