Long time no post! Things have really been starting up at Reader to Reader as the minions began rolling back in, which means Eater to Eater has been taking a bit of a toll... but we have good plans to populate this blog with food very soon, with the help of the minions! Following the … Continue reading Sweetened Sweets
For those interested, we here at Reader to Reader firmly believe that a crucial part of running an effective mentoring-based nonprofit organization is active scouting. We make it a point to warmly usher people into the heavy but important task of global literacy, hoping that our enthusiastic presence will seep into their eager young minds … Continue reading Business Trip
"This is the best banana bread I've ever had!" True testimonial by Jen, Mentor Support Coordinator 2017-2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFukyIIM1XI Those who bake know what I mean when I say this... but when bananas are getting to the stage where fruit flies begin to call them home, it's a good time. That is, when you have … Continue reading Bababa babanana
If you thought "Hmm maybe they won't warm up the oven until the minions arrive," you are a silly goose. Thank you very much (I think), but you overestimate our self-control! While the studious minions are a great vehicle of excuse for us to keep the oven going every day, our sweet tooths (teeth?) were … Continue reading Kickoff!
As you may or may not know, there has been a change in staff here at Reader to Reader. Well, more accurately, new "service members" (as we do not call ourselves "employees") have entered the R2R scene and we're ready to whip up new content for our avid followers! You can say that R2R will … Continue reading Greetings!
Last Friday’s tea time marked the last one of the year, and oh, what a year it has been! Over the course of this year, we’ve recruited at least 89 new mentors, which, added on to our returning mentors, gave us a grand total of 203 active mentors. We’ve also registered 790 students as our … Continue reading A Savory-Sweet Last Tea Time!
Last week, one of my close friends and a former mentor, Michelle Huang, came to visit all the way from California, and let’s just say we did a lot of monkeying around. Now maybe I should back up and give you all a little bit of context. Michelle and I first met at Reader to … Continue reading Monkey Reunion + Monkey Bread = Happy Monkeys
Lately, we've enjoyed an abundance of brownies at the office. We usually keep at least a box or two of boxed brownie mix around as "emergency baking mixes." This means that on Fridays when we don't have tea time officially planned or on days when we just have the munchies for sweets, we can quickly … Continue reading Cheese Platter: Cookie Edition?
I have recently realized that picking recipes for tea time is an intricate balance between satisfying our own cravings and making a kitchen crew-friendly dish that the mentors will also enjoy. And this week, I was craving cake. Now that sounds like a relatively simple craving to satisfy, but because it was a religious holiday, I … Continue reading The Adventure of Making “Just a Chocolate Cake”
If you were to ask me what my favorite kind of restaurant is, I would answer, without hesitation, teahouses. There are many things I love about teahouses, but the one that is relevant to today's post is bite-sized eats and the ability to have a varied spread of deliciousness from which to sample. Dim sum, … Continue reading Pancake Palooza
It all started with French toast. Or rather, it all started with chocolate orange lava cakes, two dozen eggs, and a prepping mix up that resulted in a two to one egg white to egg yolk mixture—with powdered sugar thrown in! That led to experimental French toast (which turned out deliciously), which then resulted in a … Continue reading A Toast to Toast
When the spring semester starts, it really starts. Unlike the fall semester, during which things get busier fairly gradually, the spring semester seems to reach peak busy-ness with a much steeper journey. Needless to say, this week’s tea time creeped up on us in what seemed like less than two weeks—closer to two days, I’d … Continue reading More lava cakes? Count me in!