Country Maps Made from Regional Foods


Originally inspired by a passion for travel, Food Maps by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves, use regional foods to create physical maps of countries and continents around the world. This does not necessarily mean the food originally came from the country, just that it is heavily incorporated into the country’s cuisine. As the duo explain:

Exploring new places through the food you eat is often a portal to the cultural complexities of that place… While we know that tomatoes originally came from the Andes in South America, Italy has become the tomato king. These maps show how food has travelled the globe?transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place… This project speaks to the universality of how food unites people, brings us together and starts conversation.

You can see the complete series on the duo’s website. You can also see their individual artworks at…

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Posting: Quality VS Quantity

My little blog is officially two months old, and although I am far from where I want to be, I can say that I have learned a lot. Although my posts aren’t following a journey of me finding myself (not counting my nursing career) I still think I have gained quite a lot. The majority of my new found knowledge; however, is what I have learned about blogging.

To start, who knew it was going to take this much time?! I sure didn’t. When I first signed up on WordPress, I thought I was starting a casual hobby that I would visit from time to time when the mood struck. Wrong. I find myself on here for hours at a time, constantly improving, connecting with others, writing posts, finding recipes, cooking recipes, taking pictures of recipes, tweaking my layout… good lord.
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Cinnamon Rolls in a Mug

I am a cinnamon roll connoisseur. You can’t beat a warm sweet roll with the spice of cinnamon and enough icing to send you running to your insulin. That is exactly how I like them. Obviously I can’t have them all the time and I try to avoid buying the Pillsbury tubes because I know I will end up eating all of them in one sitting. That is where this recipe comes in.


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Us Thick Haired Girls Know the Deal

Us Thick Haired Girls Know the Deal

This always happens to me at the worst time… when your out and about and dont have an extra readily available. Its almost not even worth tying it back together again. At that point, it is too small to wrap around your hair the full three times so it is too loose to be effective. A struggle indeed

Air Popped Popcorn in the Microwave

Popcorn is a great snack to have if you are watching what you eat. Buying the popcorn that comes in a bag is fine, but air popping it from the plain kernels removes all of the extra fat and chemicals that can come with the fake butter and other flavorings. Plus, its way cheaper to buy a big bag of the kernels than the individual popping bags. If you don’t have an air popper, never fear. There is a very simple way to achieve this in a microwave.

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White Chocolate Cranberry Irish Scones

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind always be behind your back, and may your St. Patrick ’s Day be filled with drinks, friends, and good food. March 17th is the day that everyone is Irish, and we all can come together and celebrate. My grandparents came to America from Ireland when they were about my age, so St. Patrick ’s Day has always been prominent in my household.

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Vegan Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding


Vegans, healthy eaters, chocolate fans, gather round! This recipe is a surefire way to please just about any kind of person you come across. With the chia seed fad going on, I decided to give them a try and was seriously impressed. Although they can be incorporated in several different ways, this pudding has been my favorite method so far. This is a great recipe for when I am trying to avoid eating a full blown dessert but am still having those cravings for chocolate.

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