Wednesday, June 4, 2014


I'm not really the gushy type. I mean I am emotional and occasionally I get a little sentimental, but I am definitely not the kind of person who kisses in public or says sappy things where other people could possibly overhear them. Until today. Five years ago, my friend Yuri was playing a show in my little college town. I made a big batch of banana chocolate chip muffins and headed over to meet him early. Yuri had another friend with him, Greg. After the show, we made chili and I made the worst batch of cornbread of my life because I was a little nervous. Greg and I stayed up until 2am talking on the hood of my car. I had to go to work the next morning but I went and got bagels at 7am so we could eat breakfast together first. And then a few hours later I took a long lunch break to eat falafel & say goodbye. He flew back to visit me a few weeks later. A month later I flew out to see him. A few months later I flew out to see him again. A year later I got accepted to graduate school. We went from 11 hours to 1 hour apart. Two years later I left graduate school, and moved to the District. We went from 40 miles to 2 blocks apart. Four years later we started sharing a house. And now it's been five years?! We still laugh and joke and are silly all the time. He can't take a picture of me that isn't ridiculous. He has supported me through really rough times, when I didn't have much hope. He challenges me, and pushes me to be a better person all the time. He's also gonna be so embarrassed when he reads this.

leaves and flours vegan cheese raspberry jam danish

When I saw that Sticky Fingers had made their first batch of danishes, I raced home from work to get them. If there is one thing that Greg and I love equally & have shared a lot of in the last five years, it's dessert. I was able to get a cheese & a raspberry danish. The pastry was the closest I have had to the butter laden version, and they were definitely some of the best sweets I have had from there. Danishes were a great surprise for a really adorable day.


  1. I talk to my boyfriend like that sometimes in public but playing around. Sometimes I forget how loud I might be babying him that people think I'm being serious!
    That's a very sweet story. :) My husband saw me in our high school halls one day and searched for me for two months! Four years later here we are. Still happy and occasionally annoying one another. Hahah

    And those danishes look amazing!! My favorite ones are apple. :9

  2. ugh i am all teary now! happy five years to you both-- if i can't be sharing a danish with you then i guess greg is my next pick ;)

  3. Happy five years! :D Man those danishes look good

  4. I know I hear you, I use to live in Seattle which is pretty far north and had a job where I had to up at 5 AM so had to to bed early and it would still be light out when I tried to go to bed, ugh that was hard to deal with. But man those baked pretzels look GOOD!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC