Actuellement: New Beginnings

Salutations, friends and happy Sunday. I know that it necessarily doesn’t feel like a happy Sunday, given everything that is happening in the world right now, it feels impossible to be happy about anything. There is an overbearing cloud of frustration and despair hanging over the United States at the present moment as it seems…

Competition is an Illusion: My First Year at an Ivy League School

The moral of the story is: Run your own race. After an incredible last year of high school that surpassed even my own expectations, I was feeling pretty good. With impressive A Level results, the Melbury Cup tennis trophy and an award from the Government of Zimbabwe, I was on top of the world. It…

PennQuest, PennQuest The Best!

Sit down because I am about to tell you about the wildest 3 days of my incredibly short lifespan. Back in April when I received the email from Penn with information about the different pre-orientation programs, I was instantly sold. A chance to get on campus a week before everyone else sounded like a dream….

Italy – Rome + Venice

I apologise to you in advance for what I am going to say next. I acknowledge the sheer controversy surrounding my statements to follow but I have a commitment to tell the truth to my readers. To all my Italian readers and Italophiles out there- I am sorry. After exploring Geneva for a week, the…

My Weekend in Photos

Hey all! I thought it would be a fun idea or me to write more about what I do when I’m not slaving away over a hot stove. Welcome to the category titled, ‘Outside the Kitchen’! I’d like to think that I’m a diverse person with several different interests that include sustainable living, sport and…

My Trip To Europe!

There was no way in hell that I was going to spend a month away from home and you guys would not hear a single word about it. In fact, 3 weeks from now you’ll most likely be begging me to stop talking about it. This trip changed me in more ways than I could…

How to Plan Your Mother’s Day Breakfast In Bed

Greetings all! Welcome to the first of a series of posts that focus on all things outside the kitchen. Think hosting dinner parties, sustainability and food security, DIY projects and basically everything else that’s on my mind. Today, we’ll be talking about setting up an epic breakfast spread for Mother’s Day. For all my regular…

You are loved. A story, a dinner, a belief.

Hello lovelies! Sending wishes from Zimbabwe to wherever you are in the world, hoping you had a blissful, loving Valentine’s Day. How did you spend yours? With your significant other, your dog or your Netflix? What did you eat? Did you gorge yourself on copious amounts of Belgian┬áchocolate? Did dietary constraints force you to settle…