An Update and A New Blog!

by Karen on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Goodness, it has been a LONG while since I've posted a new post– practically a whole year!  My life the past year has not been as silent as Globetrotter Diaries has been as I have been in the trenches of law school.  But with almost half of school behind me, I've undertaken a new project.  [...]


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Walnut Pesto

by Karen on Monday, March 12, 2012

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Who says a pesto has to be green?  This version of pesto celebrates the walnut in all its glory with a simple combination of ricotta, garlic, parmesan, and olive oil.  It's rich but subtle, and the muted creamy tones are gorgeous.  Trust me, you won't miss the basil. – 2 cups of walnut halves, toasted [...]


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Love Is In The Air: Create Your Own Heart-Shaped Bokeh

by Karen on Monday, February 13, 2012

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Lately, the combination of a busy school schedule and my addiction to Instagram has resulted in serious camera-neglect.  I've found little time and reason to take the ol' DSLR out.  So when I saw this simple lens filter DIY, I jumped at the opportunity to play around and have fun– and just in time for [...]


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Baumkuchen (German Tree Cake): A Labor of Love

by Karen on Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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As a food blogger, I'm constantly bombarded by food recipes and photos at an attention-deficit inducing rate.  This has resulted in probably the largest, most disorderly bookmark folder known to man, and most of which I'll probably never get to given the limitations of the human stomach.  So, when I make it a priority to [...]


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Carne Adovada

by Karen on Saturday, December 24, 2011

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I'm home for the holidays and was trying to think of something festive to make over the weekend.  There were the usual suspects like turkey or ribroast, but I wanted to go for something a little less traditional but equally as memorable.  Pork generally is not one of those dishes but for me the all-mighty [...]


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French Onion Soup: A Short Cut to Comfort

by Karen on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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This classic is one of my favorite dishes to have when the weather turns cold.  But it's often a disappointment– overly salty broth and undercooked onions and rubbery cheese.  Like most rustic French dishes, the dish celebrates humble ingredients but makes them truly sing with a lot of care and a lot of time. It [...]


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Caramel Popcorn

by Karen on Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I'm not sure why, and when I actually thought about it I realized I had no idea why we celebrate this holiday or why everyone loves it so much.  Maybe it's because this is the one holiday we have where we can dress in costume?  Or perhaps it's [...]


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Time For Panzanella

by Karen on Monday, September 19, 2011

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One month into my first year in law school and as I had anticipated time is not on my side.  So when I had a window of opportunity this weekend to do something beside studying or sleeping, I gave my knives a little food lovin' and made some panzanella.  Panzanella is one of those incredibly [...]


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How To Make Sushi Rice and a Zojirushi Rice Cooker Giveaway!

by Valerie on Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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This week, Karen and I got to make one of my favorite foods of all time: sushi. I've often posed the question to friends and family of what their last meal on earth would be if they could choose it and although I personally waver between tacos, pizza and chocolate chip cookies for my second [...]


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