This week when I had finished practice and had an hour to study (i.e. cram) before my physics midterm, I knew a typical bowl of oatmeal would not suffice; I needed a power breakfast. Enter the powerhouse waffle.
You know those weeks when everything in your classes seems oddly related? I've experienced a lot of these déjà vu moments this semester. Who knew the Victorian novel and Weimar Germany had so much in common? Or that the ancient Greek I studied for one year in high school would come back to help with my German reading? Currently we are reading Erich Kästner's "Fabian: The Story of a Moralist.
The full proverb, shortened by countless film and song titles, reads: "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Saint Ambrose (c.340-397) gave this basic advice to Saint Augustine regarding how and when to fast in a foreign Italian city.
When you hear "Ratatouille" what comes to mind? Perhaps the Pixar animated film featuring Remy, a rat who dreams of becoming a chef but must first overcome the limits impressed upon him by society (being a rat in the kitchen ain't easy). This past week I realized that most of us remember more about the film than the actual French dish.
They say "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away," a motto that has been thrust upon me in early childhood and since then, permanently engrained. Apple eating was a daily ritual in our household. My father would meticulously core and slice two apples: eight pieces for me, eight for my younger sister.
I finally had the time to make pie. Hallelujah! The big question then became, "What type?" When asking this question, there are several categories you must confront: audience, texture, season and price.