Food & Drink

Christmas Trinkets

Christmas Trinkets

And just like that, Christmas is upon us! 2017 has blundered its way through and we’re suddenly at the tail end of the year. I don’t know about you, but these eleven months have gone by so quickly I barely have time to breathe and […]

Apple and Orange Cranberry Sauce

Apple and Orange Cranberry Sauce

Everyone and their mother has a go-to favorite cranberry recipe, or they (shudder) use canned. I realize that if what you know of cranberry sauce is canned then you’d easily overlook it every single year. But here I am imploring you to pay some attention […]

Homemade Gingerbread Syrup for Your Coffee Needs

Homemade Gingerbread Syrup for Your Coffee Needs

If you’re anything like me, this is about the time of year where you want to add a little seasonal cheer to every thing you drink as the cold settles in, the last few leaves fall to the ground, and you struggle to stay awake […]

Pumpkin Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Pumpkin Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli cheddar soup is, in my book, an ultimate comfort food. The epitome of simplicity, it speaks of autumn afternoons and bookshop outings with my grandmother. After school, we’d walk around our neighborhood in Chicago, select new books at Barnes & Noble, and then stop to […]

Coffee Every Day, Vol. 1

Coffee Every Day, Vol. 1

This past Friday was #NationalCoffeeDay, meaning that everyone on Instagram posted photos of coffee. It’s all very well to have a day dedicated to the substance, but as far as we’re concerned here at the Attic, National Coffee Day is every single day of the […]

Christmas In August: A Tea Recipe

Christmas In August: A Tea Recipe

So. I get sick* a lot. Nothing drastic ever, minus that horrid case of laryngitis first year of university thanks to that guy who decided to sit too close on our first day of Drawing 100. We were inseparable for the next nine months but […]

With Friends Like These…

With Friends Like These…

Who wouldn’t need a cocktail? Enter the players. There were seven of us then, seven bright young things with wide precious futures ahead of us. Until that year, we saw no further than the books in front of our faces. We, here at The Attic […]

The Lazy Girl’s Fourth of July Dessert

The Lazy Girl’s Fourth of July Dessert

When I was kid I would visit my paternal grandparents pretty regularly.  My grandmother, Doris Eleanor, was the epitome of 1950s housewifery.  She would even wear her dresses, three-strand pearl necklace, and heels when they went on vacation, including camping.  She was invested fully in her family, […]

Cacık: A Refreshing Summer Staple

Cacık: A Refreshing Summer Staple

Cacık, the first dish I’m going to share with you, is a summer favorite. It’s incredibly easy to make, customizable, and a Turkish staple. Most of you will know its much more popular Greek counterpart – tzatziki. The dish originated in the Ottoman Empire, and […]

A Lazy Summer Sangria

A Lazy Summer Sangria

Summer is fundamentally the laziest of all seasons. Anyone who’s ever had the privilege of living with me will know that like our Food Editor Abby, I tend to spend a majority of the season lying on the ceramic kitchen floors of my childhood, and more […]