Pesto Pasta with Green Beans & Edamame

Whenever I’m sick, I follow the logic of “feed a cold, starve a fever”. While I’m unsure if this holds much scientific backing, it’s an excuse to eat lots of

Study Trip #3: South Africa

I have to say I was a bit nervous about this trip. Though I had heard many positive things about the country, I also knew that some places were quite

Lemon Tahini Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

I don’t go to the farmers market in the square next to my apartment as much as I should. A pivotal part of our family vacations when I was younger,

Study Trip #2: Belgium & The Netherlands

It’s hard to believe that we are back from our 2nd (out of 3) study trip already. It was so nice to go somewhere totally new though: on our first

Strawberry Caprese Salad

It’s funny to realize how uncommon or unpopular your food opinions are when surrounded by people of different backgrounds. With strawberries in season – being sold by the crate in

Study Trip #1: Puglia

We are now back from our first Study Trip to Puglia. My program includes 3 of these trips: the first one in Italy, second in Europe and third outside of

3 Ingredient Chia Pudding

One – of the only – downsides of living in Italy and being surrounded by food and foodies, has been the sudden absence of healthy meals in my diet. Not

A Nostalgic Sunday

We’ve been having a lot of potluck dinners here – the best way to feed all 25 students in our program. And usually, people bring something typical of their home

A Day Trip to Montegioco

After an information-packed, first three days at school, a class-mate suggested we take a day trip to a beer festival. After exclusively drinking Barolo for a week, I was informed


I am finally starting to feel settled in my new apartment and town here in Italy. Mum and I had a very busy first week here – almost as soon