What I’m Wearing Wednesday 

onesie: Nasty Gal | necklace & sunnies: Primark | cardigan: F21 | booties: target | band-aid: courtesy of my Uber driving closing the window on my finger  I went on a purchasing spree in the sale section of Nasty Gal back in December, when it was too cold to wear onesies and teeny dresses. They were…

A muskrat lives under the Eiffel Tower

And apparently her name is Hectorina! She’s been living there for at least 10 years and she has gross boogers and a broken tail.. But it’s cool she lives in the little pond under the southwest side of the tower.  Go visit her and bring her carrots!

What I’m Wearing Wednesday 

shirt: some Korean random | necklace: While Odin Sleeps | leggings: girlfriend collective | flats: target  My buddy I went to Korea with came to visit me in Boston and we headed out to get Korean fried chicken in Salem, MA. Therefore I had to wear this shirt I bought while we were in Seoul….

What I’m Wearing Wednesday

tee: American Apparel | necklace: Primark | jeans: seriously no-name brand | booties: Target I recently finished both my sleeves and wanted a photo of such. I threw on my boyfriends dirty shirt (with stains, to boot) and some ref lipstick, and voila! You can’t (really) tell I’m bare faced otherwise. And my hair is…

Friday I’m In Love | chia pudding 

Mango coconut chia pudding. And that’s basically all the ingredients, plus a couple stevia drops. The basic recipe is more of a ratio.. you need 1 cup liquid for every 1/4 cup of chia seeds, and then a few hours to gel and set in the fridge.. The possibilities are endless from there. One time…

Friday I’m In Love | Whole 30

Whole 30 has treated me well.. So in case you haven’t heard of Whole 30, it’s basically a challenge to eat only unprocessed foods for 30 days. That means no dairy, sugar, sugar substitutes, soy, grains, legumes, cereals, pseudo-cereals, sulfite, MSG, alcohol, chemicals, carrageenan, etc. Most of these products have to go through some sort…

Easter dinner

I hate ham. I eat it, but I don’t really enjoy it.  This year I rubbed down a 1.25 pound pork tenderloin with Bad Byron’s Butt Rub Seasoning, which is similar to a Cajun seasoning. I quickly seared it off in a cast iron pan with some coconut oil on medium high, then popped it in…

Jane Hirshfield

For What Binds Us By Jane Hirshfield There are names for what binds us: strong forces, weak forces. Look around, you can see them: the skin that forms in a half-empty cup, nails rusting into the places they join, joints dovetailed on their own weight.  The way things stay so solidly wherever they’ve been set…

On catcalling. 

These photos are unrelated to anything I have to say… just some photos I took in Havana. Catcalling in Latin America is expected, constant, and almost never aggressive. Whether a wink or a pssstt or a que linda! After you get used to it, you actually almost start to smile when you hear it. No…

On Cuban blackouts 

My first night in Trinidad, I was dining with some Italians I had just met at Taberna La Botija when halfway through my chuleta, it went black. I thought it was an isolated incident and probably just a blown fuse as within 5 minutes the lights were back on and band was rocking out again….

On food sanitation.

His thumb is on it.. do you really care? That salsa was on someone else’s table before mine.. I think I saw him double dip.  For how many hours is meat OK to sit outside in 80F+ degrees? Asking for a friend.  Whatever your views are on food code hygiene, throw them out the window….

Random thoughts and interviews on Cuban healthcare

“If you wear all white… you either work in healthcare or you practice Santa Maria” -Yuri I’m going to start posting some of my random writings, mostly disjointed. Perhaps one day I will flesh them out into short essays, but I still think there are alright for some learning experiences. My first morning in Cuba,…