Travel Tuesday

Barataria Preserve

This week is National Park Week! Since I'm a big fan of our National Parks system in general, so what better reason to take this Travel Tuesday to share one of my favorite New Orleans-area trips with you, Reader? Barataria Preserve is part of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and sits about thirty minutes… Continue reading Barataria Preserve

Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

#InTheKitchenBecauseIWantToBe [Avocado Brownies]

Around the world yesterday, men, women, and children came together to make a stand against our newly-inaugurated president. I've thought a lot about coming back to blogging after almost a year and a half hiatus, and watching (virtually) people across the globe prepare for and attend the various marches made me want to write and share my… Continue reading #InTheKitchenBecauseIWantToBe [Avocado Brownies]

Eating Out, On the Road

The Morning Call Coffee Stand

Recently, I joined my friend on a trip to New Orleans City Park’s Morning Call Coffee Stand, where he had to observe the patrons for a school project, regarding something about people interacting with space. (I should probably know exactly what he was doing, but I don’t.) The Morning Call has a very basic menu.… Continue reading The Morning Call Coffee Stand

Austria, Daring Kitchen, Dessert, Recipes

Something like Sachertorte, and Thoughts on Moving from Austria to Appalachia

Between June and September, I packed up all my things (in June, one giant suitcaseful, and in September, one hatchback-sized-carful) and moved from Austria to Appalachia, with stops in Croatia and New Jersey in between. Austria, a place of skiiers and singing nuns, the sophisticated Viennese and Mozart...to Appalachia, which is seen as backwards by most… Continue reading Something like Sachertorte, and Thoughts on Moving from Austria to Appalachia