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Where you read it first | Sunday, May 26, 2024

Elizabeth Foster


Elizabeth Foster is a fifth-year master’s student studying computer science. She can be reached at Elizabeth.Foster635086@tufts.edu.

Confessions of a Cooking Fanatic
Columns

Confessions of a Cooking Fanatic: Cabin Fever? Berry Fever

As flowers begin to bloom and the occasional breath of fresh air becomes more frequent, we know that spring is on its way. Unsurprisingly, my cabin fever is manifesting itself in a desire for fresh spring and summer produce, as evidenced by my recent YouTube history. I’m dreaming of Saturday morning trips to Minneapolis farmers’ markets to get June ramps, July corn and August tomatoes.

Confessions of a Cooking Fanatic
Columns

Confessions of a Cooking Fanatic: Habits of a soccer mom

I spent my Saturday afternoon baking three batches of chocolate chip cookies, totaling 42 little treats that I could bring to the CS TA soccer game (yes, an entire six-team soccer league consisting exclusively of teaching assistants for the Tufts Computer Science Department). I’ve (mentally) committed to bringing cookies to make up for my lack of skill on the field.

Confessions of a Cooking Fanatic
Columns

Confessions of a Cooking Fanatic: Substitution secrets

My journey with substitutions began when I was a senior in high school. I was planning to visit one of my dearest friends in college and decided to bring her a batch of dairy-free chocolate chip cookies, made with coconut oil. Then one of my closest friends in college didn’t eat eggs, so the chocolate chip cookie recipe evolved to include a flax egg.

Confessions of a Cooking Fanatic
Columns

Confessions of a Cooking Fanatic: Pickling party

Anyone who knew me sophomore year is aware of perhaps my greatest moment as a resident assistant: the pickling party. And yes, it was exactly as it sounds. Using my (rather limited) RA budget, I decided that the best use of this was to invite the four Wren Hall suites I was responsible for to a party where we pickled anything they requested.

Confessions of a Cooking Fanatic
Columns

Confessions of a Cooking Fanatic: Cheesus Christ

Now, I have colloquially described my college house as “The Cheese House,” firstly, because my roommate (now abroad) is Coby Formaggio, founder of the current Tufts Cheese Club, and because I am from the grate state of Wisconsin. Refusing cheese feels a little blasphemous, and yet, I blaspheme.

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