21 June 2017


Sort of fulfilling my meadow of wildflower dreams in Maine:

19 June 2017


Haven't seen a sunset this spectacular since Exeter:

15 June 2017


Mom's birthday dinner:

This sponge cake from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi is the most difficult cake I ever made, and perhaps not so coincidentally is also the cake with the shortest ingredients list I've ever made. It's just flout, sugar, eggs (and salt & vanilla extract, but these aren't structural). Aka a recipe to witness the power of eggs. I was super skeptical when pouring the 300g of sugar into 6 egg yolks, thinking it'd just be yolk coated sugar clumps, but it did in fact turn into a texture that falls as billow-y ribbons off the whisk. That's the good news. The bad news is that I completely messed up folding the stiff-peak egg whites in, mostly because I didn't think to switch to a bigger spatula to minimize the number of folds until the very end. Don't be stupid like me. Regardless it's not easy trying to fold clouds into concrete. So the final cake is not quite spongey, but still delicious with some strawberry compote and a generous dollop of softly whipped cream.

14 June 2017


Vancouver photos are up across various places (but also consolidated here!):
Many more photos (with people's faces, appropriately) on Facebook.

13 June 2017


Things I ate before I graduated:

 米线with mom at another place that provides overly generous portions

ice cream with Jeff, but he's really a cheesecake monster

12 June 2017


Browsing through "curating" my pintrest is always fun.

In anticipation of wearing a white dress for convocation:

11 June 2017


views from Whistler and the drive there

Mountains are good for perspective.