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…

Peace Offering Mini Berry Galettes

Hi, it’s me again. It’s been a while, (2 years if we’re really counting), and when I left you, I was just about to head to Cape Town, South Africa to embark on a summer program that well and truly changed my life. Since then, I’ve hardly been idle, I’ve been horse-riding in the south…

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….

Saying Goodbye

Never thought that this moment would arrive but Father Time will always find a moment to catch up with you. To catch you up to speed, I graduated high school last year in Zimbabwe and I am starting college at the University of Pennsylvania this fall. The Southern African school calendar is marginally different from…

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…

New Website! (again)

This is not some type of twisted déjà vu, this is the second website I am launching in the spaceof 6 months. As much as the process of web design pains me, I felt like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, it was the beginning of a new chapter and the end of m metamorphosis….

Actuellement

Hey all! Welcome to the first ‘Actuellement’ post of 2017! The goal of these ‘Actuellement’ posts is for me to open up to you guys, in order for you to get to know me better. Actuellement directly translated from French means ‘currently’, another fun fact, les actualités are the news. It’s also an opportunity for me to get to…