Monthly Archives: June 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Food-wise, the 4th of July is a gorge-fest of American staples that, unlike Thanksgiving, can’t hold “But it’s healthy!” as a valid excuse for binging. Dessert of some form is usually included in the festivities, and while traditional cakes are too rich, and ice cream cakes too prone to melting for the occasion, this cake […]

iPhone Cases for Summer

Just as the summer heat requires switching up your accessories-a hefty leather bag in favor of a straw beach tote, wide-brimmed hat versus beanie, etc.-your phone case is due for a seasonal switch as well. Fortunately, and unlike your typical accessories, it won’t burn a hole in your wallet. Below are a few of my […]

July/August Cover Girls

July/August* issues of women’s magazines feature the last glimpse of summer before the famed September issues fill newsstands bursting with fall fashion ideas. In this roundup of covers, we’re provided with a refreshing take on the stars, whether via physical transformations (a toned down Katy Perry), or through outlooks (Salma Hayek’s healthy body image). Read […]

Cacio e Pepe

There’s nothing better than being able to whip up a full meal from whatever supplies you have on hand. Cacio e Pepe, translated as “cheese and pepper” is an Italian staple, and one of the simplest pasta recipes you’re likely to come across. Although most recipes incorporate Pecorino Romano and/or Cacio di Roma, variations in […]

National Geographic Turns 125 with Retrospective Tumblr

In celebration of its 125th anniversary, National Geographic has utilized the social media site, Tumblr, to showcase rare, and often never-before-seen images from its extensive vaults. Compiled by veteran photo archivist William Bonner, FOUND spans from the seemingly mundane, to pivotal moments in the world’s history. Below is a glimpse of the archive, which features […]

Weekend Links

Many of my favorite blogs include a weekly roundup of their favorite links, and seeing that I would love to share tidbits I’ve come across that I feel would be interesting to readers (and I’d LOVE to know yours as well), I thought it would be a worthy subject for a new series on Holdsworth […]

Challah French Toast

In college I was lucky enough to live close to my parents (I grew up in Ann Arbor, where the University of Michigan is located), and therefore had home cooking at my disposal. After graduating and making the move to NYC, however, those visits are less frequent, and I find myself missing what I once […]