Friday, May 11, 2012

Track Meet

The gun fires,
a distant shot slicing 
the heat.
And I am of,
racing down the scarlet track
sun beating down on
my shoulders.
Find a groove.
Stick with it.
I am in a stadium of 
noisy people
but right now
I am alone.
One lap down
and it's 
hard to 
Half a lap to
and my legs
But I keep going,
heading towards the
orange tape,
I come in fourth.
The fastest I have


Monday, March 12, 2012


I love pie. I mean, who doesn't like pie? Pie comes in so many different flavors, and can please even the pickiest eaters, for the most part. And so, in honor of pi day, I am blogging about pie. Not the math pi, because, I mean, on a day where you can eat pie, because it's pie day, who cares about the math? I guess I can list my top 5! Anyone else want to share?

1. Apple Pie

2. Lemon Meringue Pie

3. Key Lime Pie

4. Peach Pie

5. Cherry Pie

Any way, Happy Pi/Pie Day!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


 Today was a day that was spent at a museum, where I looked at everyday things up close, and thought that some of it did not belong. Who wants to look at an artist's dirty windows?  Later in the museum cafe, I sat at a small table next to a window overlooking a reflecting pool, and savored the sound of the rain, the smell of pastries, and the quietness around me.

 The reflecting pool shimmers and ripples as raindrops fall from the open gray sky. 

 Foam coats the bottom of a small coffee cup.  

The crumbs of a lemon tart are scattered across the plate.


The day was good.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

One Inch

Today it snowed. One inch. A flurry of small snowflakes. That was all. Yet, it somehow managed to create a widespread panic throughout Seattle. People racing to the local supermarket to buy salt and shovels. Middle schoolers whipping out phones and running through halls as they assured their parents that it was indeed a two-hour delayed start and a two-hour early release. One inch. That was all. With all the jostling at check out lines and cars racing to pick up students, people managed to forget the beauty of the snow. The sharp intake of breath, the muffled noise of tiny flakes twirling to the ground below, the openness of the sky. It was ignored, as car sped through slush, people jabbered on their cellphones, and argued over shovels. But me? I lost myself in the clouds, and my footprints twirled through the new snow.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


the hush of snow fell,
a constellation of ice,
alone in a cloud 


Monday, January 2, 2012

Cooks Illustrated Chocolate Pudding

Hello again! I have decided to write another post, so here it goes. This is a recipe for creamy chocolate pudding from Cook's Illustrated.

Cook's Illustrated Creamy Chocolate Pudding
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large egg yolks
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 1/2 cups whole milk
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into eight pieces
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
Whipping cream (optional)

1. Stir together vanilla and espresso powder in a bowl; set aside. Whisk sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt together in a large saucepan. Whisk in egg yolks and cream until fully incorporated, making sure to scrape the sides of the saucepan. Whisk in milk until fully incorporated.
2. Place saucepan over medium heat; cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbling over the entire surface, 5 to 8 minutes. Cook for 30 seconds longer, remove from heat, add butter and chocolate and whisk until melted and fully incorporated. Whisk on the vanilla mixture.
3. Strain Pudding through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Place gently greased parchment paper against the surface of the pudding and place into the refrigerator to cool for about 4 hours. Top with whipped cream and serve. Bon appetit!



  Hello! I am Luna! I am new to the whole idea of blogging, but I have decided to give it a try and just wing it. I love to read, write, take photos, draw, paint, and cook. I live in Seattle, and I am 13 years old. I am the oldest of four, with three younger brothers.
  I grew up in Reno, Nevada, but my dad got a job offer a year and a half ago, so here I am. My favorite color is azure, but I also like lavender. I dislike dreary days, horrible books, cold cups of tea, no snow on Christmas, and broken pencil tips. My favorite things are windy days, sunshine, oatmeal, books, the ocean, bakeries, and cafes.
  I love to travel, and I have been to thirteen states, and two continents. I would love to travel to Paris or London, but so far I have had no luck.
Well, I am pretty much done rambling. Goodbye!