Why I Need These Chocolate Chip Cookies Now More Than Ever

As a girl back in Tucson, chocolate chip cookies were a nearly weekly family event. My mom would break out the bowl and the beaters; I’d find sugars and eggs. She sifted the flour; I beat in the eggs. We each took a beater and licked off the dough while my dad stirred in the chocolate chips. Then we all ate a warm cookie with a glass of milk. It was a routine, and that meant it became comforting. And that’s what I need right about now. I’m almost afraid to admit it, because these aren’t “real” problems. I’m not homeless, hungry or abused. Most people would probably even see my situation and think I have every reason to be happy: I’m ... [Read More]

5 Ways the Paris Music Festival Rock en Seine Is So…FRENCH

Nothing says summer more than music festival, even in Europe. So this weekend, just outside of Paris we attended France's answer to Coachella or Governor's Ball: Rock en Seine (sounds like "Rock On, Seine! to the Frenchies...kind of cute). A three-day festival launched in 2003, in many ways, it's just like any festival you'd go to in the U.S.: Loads of people, lots of stages, good music, and pot wafting through the air. But then there are a few things that make it...well, typically French: 1. The super-feminist man band: The band Olivier was most excited to see, La Femme ("The Woman"), consists of four dudes and a woman who ... [Read More]

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