Expat Life · Food · Wonderings

The Rituals of Coffee

The best part of being a foreigner is the opportunity to connect with other foreigners. (Stranieri is the Italian word for us. Sounds like strangers, no? Without a doubt we seem strange to Italians.) Far from home, we gravitate toward each other for a sense of understanding and community. We offer each other empathy and support. And… Continue reading The Rituals of Coffee

Belgium · Food

Eating & Drinking in Brussels

After spending a year and a half in England, I was beyond excited to sample some Belgian fare during my recent trip to Brussels. We visited A La Becasse for dinner our first night, per a Rick Steves recommendation. We wanted to check out the traditional clay pots in which they served lambic. Which was good, because the food selection was mostly… Continue reading Eating & Drinking in Brussels


We Just Call Them “Cookies”

My mom makes the BEST chocolate chip cookies. Not too sweet. Still moist and even more delicious after a few days. Totally addictive. Recently I noticed that Pinterest was blowing our little secret though. Did you see the slew of “pudding cookies” popping up a while back? Yeah. Where I come from, we just call… Continue reading We Just Call Them “Cookies”