january 2012
sugar and spice and holidays twice
sportsmenka sightings and village voyeurism
drinking buddies and delirious bantering
revolutionary resolutions and residual resiliency

february 2012
mild hypothermia, marriage help, and monkey hats

bailed banana bread and cognac covered carpathians
village thrillage

march 2012
the deep freeze
silicone bakeware and second beginnings
let them eat cake
в день восьмое марта // women’s day in ukraine
a year for the record book

april 2012
towers, tiaras, and terracotta tiles
april in konstantinovka

may 2012
the past month in 5-7-5-7-7
america’s eating disorder: how ukraine’s got something right
macking on mak: and my (not so secret) love affair with poppy seeds

june 2012
school complaints and summer camps
martha stewart-esque manual labor strawberry muffins
chocolate chip cookie version 2.0
fancy designs and folk songs
toad invasions and insightful tours
40 days and 40 nights
one year of service

july 2012
what i talk about when i talk about ukraine
you know you’re a peace corp volunteer in ukraine when. . .

august 2012
america the comfortable, odessa the mullety, and a village (party of one)

september 2012
smock dress dreams & summer’s discrete depart
fruit fly fights & lines lacking logic
peanut butter chocolate time
saying goodbye to facebook & hello to productivity (well, maybe)
september twenty seventh

october 2012
october second
flattering translation errors & first time english clubs
october fourth
borscht borscht baby
vegan chocolate chocolate orange cake
teacher’s day celebrations & torturously drawn-out concerts
october fifth
cultural intolerance: past & present
it’s not you it’s me…breaking up with domesticity
october eighth
(sort of) why i joined peace corps & my ‘kenya complex’
winter is coming the geese are getting fat
october tenth
october eleventh
america: the land of convenience & waste…oh and a banana bread recipe
october twelfth
snickerdoodle blondies
world map progress & waning my perfectionism
october fifteenth
world map progress // четвертый день
world map progress // п’ятий день
world map progress // шостий день
october nineteenth
in lieu of you i’ll make some stew
world map progress // сьомий день
world map progress // восьмой день
an evening spent with vampires & zombies
october twenty-fourth
world map progress // девятий день
there’s free airport wifi so I couldn’t help myself

november 2012
turkey in 5 x 5s
4 girls, 3 cities, 1 turkey
november seventh
november eighth
not all those who wander are lost
life as a lefty: a rondeau and a ramble
lentil and mushroom shepherd’s pie
november eleventh
you now have six months to figure out your life. good luck.
cheater cheater pumpkin eater: ukraine’s plagiarism plague
please help out my dear pcv friend
november sixteenth
november seventeenth
these boots were made for walking (and breaking gender expectations too)
world map progress // дванадцятий день
world map progress // тринадцятий день
thanksgiving in ukraine: round two and minus the turkey
just some photos you may have missed
world map completion // останній день!
hearty butternut squash chowder
november twenty-eighth
november twenty-ninth
semi-irish irish soda bread
creamy butternut squash soup
suckered back by zuckerberg

december 2012
back to the washing board
cornmeal lemon poppy seed muffins with honey butter glaze
vegan three bean chili with orange and ginger
pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip muffins
the encroachment of english week and the end of the world
lust of the mesh
when running in circles is a good thing
cooking with zero watts & veggie chickpea butternut squash stew with buckwheat
twenty-one month mark and an american (that’s not me) moves to town!
documentary ‘ukraine: state of chaos’
winter worries & hog harvests
foreign language week
december twenty-second
the gift of christmas cheer, candy canes, & cavities
2012: a year in review

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