It seems quite fitting to write about beauty essentials since it’s fashion month but also because it’s winter and this season can be one of the harshest on one’s skin, especially that last one. If anyone is currently in New York City, you know what the weather has been particularly inconsistent. Luckily for me, it hasn’t been like the typical bitter-frost, bone-chilling winters that the US East Coast is known for, which I despise. Nonetheless, the drastic change in temperatures we’ve been experiencing here isn’t the best for maintaining your skin healthy and hydrated.
For some reason, I’ve always had a preference towards baked treats that include vegetables or fruits rather than straight-up chocolate, vanilla, or any other kind of sweet. I think it’s some part of me that calls for more “natural” and “healthy” goods. Don’t get me wrong though, I absolutely adore chocolate – anything with chocolate makes me very, very happy. The other reason why I prefer vegetable or fruit based baked goods is because they’re so much more fun to bake with. Think about it, there are so many veggies and fruits out there for you to experiment with (and also there’s only a limited variety of chocolate and one vanilla). That is why I made this lemon poppy cake, and to tell you the truth, I don’t really know what the poppy seeds add to this cake but perhaps I’ll find out one day.
(Adapted from Cookies Food Writer’s Favorites)
Creamy, chunky, smooth, oily… Any consistency is ideal when it comes to peanut butter, and any one of these works to make cookies. What I like most about peanut butter is that when you bake with it, the flavor remains, so you don’t need to use a lot of it. However, if you do use too much of it, then I feel like it overwhelms the palette and becomes too heavy. This recipe is excellent if you want a light afternoon snack that’s flavorful and somewhat healthy.
Tarts are probably one of the simplest things you could make. It’s relatively straightforward: all you need is the dough, the cream, and whatever kind of fruits you’re feeling like. Baking in general is relatively straightforward – most of the time – as long as you follow the recipe. But yet again, baking is also complicated and slightly intricate – it’s an art that has to be mastered. Anyway, enough about the baking and more about this delicious tarte aux fraises.
Short, long, straight, wavy, curly, whatever type it is, hair is undeniably present and it demands to be taken care of. Believe it or not, how healthy your hair is gives an certain impression on who you are and how you take care of yourself. If you’re someone who loves to nurture their hair and make it look impeccably healthy, then read on. If you don’t care, then keep reading because these tricks will help you.