Author Archives: Natalie (The First Kitchen)

About Natalie (The First Kitchen)

I like to eat lots of plants, bake cookies, and explore Austin.

hello there!

It’s me! I’m still here, but mostly I’m over here, at http://www.nataliesanluis.com. I’m preparing to graduate (finishing my thesis, looking for jobs, drowning my existential angst in baked goods and wine), so I normally only cook on weekends. But I’ve … Continue reading

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i’m around

I am back from Paris and have moved into the Little Green House (LGH [#LGH]). My life is busy, but mostly with great things. Here are some pictures. Also, I have a well-stocked wet bar now. Prepare for mixology.

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Roma

One Friday, I took a train from Milan to Rome to spend 36 hours in the Eternal City. To be completely honest, I spent a bit of time finding somewhere that felt right in Rome. As a tourist I understand … Continue reading

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Milano

Imagine this: one morning, a sweet blonde girl wakes you up by nudging you gently and placing a buttery pastry filled with Nutella in front of your face. How do you respond to a gesture like that, other than gazing … Continue reading

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London

In the moments before I boarded my flight to London, I wrote the following in my travel journal: “I’m spending a week in London and Italy, then a month in Paris, and if I’m being completely honest, I’m terrified. Excited, … Continue reading

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are you still doing that blog thing? + beet and citrus salad

Wow! I suck at blogging! I kvetched all semester about how I couldn’t maintain TFK because I had no free time, but I haven’t sat in a classroom in over a month and you’re still looking at pictures of muffins. … Continue reading

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grapefruit olive oil muffins

*Check out my guest post at Cheekyness today about co-ops!* In case you haven’t picked up on it in the past few posts, this semester has been an exercise in stress management. I’ve always lived a stressful existence, and I … Continue reading

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