When good habits turn into obsessions

I never thought I would be reading weather reports so intensively. Before, all I needed to know was whether it was going to rain and how cold it would be, so that I could wear the appropriate coat and shoes. But now, I'm looking for humidity, dew point, wind gusts, and I'm looking at hourly… Continue reading When good habits turn into obsessions

A journey of discovery into the world of cakes

Yay, it's Eid! I can eat again ;) What I love about Islam is that it's not an otherworldly religion. We are commanded to give charitably, to be hospitable to our neighbors, to always speak with gentleness, etc. And the month of Ramadan gives us the perfect opportunity to improve upon these virtues. But we… Continue reading A journey of discovery into the world of cakes

Part I: Why I Love Cake So Much (Finally!)

This was supposed to be my first post, but I never got to it. As usual, I went off on a tangent. Be forewarned: if you can't stand tangential writing, we can't be friends. At least not on the internet. Actually, probably not in person either. Because as a friend, you are obligated to support… Continue reading Part I: Why I Love Cake So Much (Finally!)