CarpeBlog #1

(Yes, this is a new thing. I figured that I’d quickly share some of my thoughts on my blog before school starts and I start starting every post with excuses as to why I have not been diligently updating the blog.) This food blog’s beginnings were very cliche. It was the standard story – I was going… 

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Mixed Berry Classic with Vanilla Custard

It’s kind of cool being a kid who grew up in a Western environment but was raised the Eastern way. The coolest things can be summed up in two (fairly materialistic) things: (1) Chinese New Year’s (because you get money) and (2) Chinese Father’s Day (because the 8th of the 8th month is a lucky… 

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Wholewheat Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

I’ll admit that I really have been procrastinating updating my food blog for the past few months. Mostly because I actually really haven’t been doing a lot of baking since I left South Africa early June, but I could have been a pretentious little fart and posted previous bakes, disguising them as new creations. Sadly,… 

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Traditional Shortbread with Brown Sugar Glaze

Okay so admittedly I’ve been incredibly lazy with regard to keeping my food blog up to date. It’s purely because I did not venture into the Nosker House kitchen once after Spring Break (because it is gross). It’s also a serious mission to lug all the baking equipment out of  my closet all the way… 

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No-Bake Strawberry Pop Tart Balls

It has been a serious while since I last posted something on CarpeBriem… This week was absolutely awful though. I stressed so much during the course of the week that I currently have a remarkably large bald spot on my head. Philosophy and Photography grate my tits. Anyway, I’ve recently discovered the amazing delectable called… 

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Red Velvet Cake Balls

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! If you’re single and considering watching really falsely promoted romantic comedies whilst snacking on some muesli-straight-out-the-box (traditional Bridget Jones style), you really should feel bad and I have absolutely zero sympathy. Why? Because (and I know Grammar Nazis are going to spaz out for starting a sentence with “because”) today is… 

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Peanut Butter Cookies with White Chocolate & Butterscotch Chips

These cookies DESTROYED MY DIET. I’d had a great day – I’d had my complex carbs in the morning, I’d eaten my salad for lunch, snacked on my guacamole and reduced fat crackers – AND THEN ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR HAPPENED. These cookies were so soft and crumbly fresh out of the oven, and my capacity for patience… 

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Snickerdoodle Cupcake with Coffee Buttercream

221 HITS AND RISING FOR CARPEBRIEM IN JUST ONE DAY?! This is the craziest thing ever – great things like this just DON’T happen to me. I am TOTALLY geeking out right now. (Hopefully this isn’t like one of those “one-hit wonder” moments and tomorrow I’ll be back to cruising at single-digit views again.) This… 

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