Pandemic Pantry: Cream of Mushroom Soup

Autumn is a great season for soups. This mild recipe isn’t as rich as a standard cream of mushroom soup, but it also offers some more options if your pantry is running a bit low on ingredients. This soup derives much of its “creaminess” from the potato and onions, so if you’re running out of…

Pappardelle with Mushroom Cream Sauce

I am definitely one of those people for whom cheese can improve an otherwise hopeless day. Add a quick béchamel and some succulent mushrooms, and dinner can form the basis of much needed self care. And in 2020, we can all use some more options for de-stressing and clawing back some comfort from a world…

Experiments in Eggplant Parmesan

When I was a kid, I hated eggplant. I suspect this is because my first encounter with the fruit was a slimy, over-grilled, cold slab, drowned in acrid balsamic vinegar and smoky olive oil and black pepper, all flavors too intense for my undeveloped four year old palate. As befit my age, I took a…

Combining Narrative Process and Art Design

Until my friends and I put our tabletop games studio on hiatus due to COVID and other shenanigans, I was part of a team focused on creating a sci-fi deck building game with a strong narrative component. Set in a far future world where corporations dictate almost every aspect of humanity, part of the player’s…

Learning to Make Biscuits

In the town where I grew up, there’s this café that makes biscuits. Sure, they make other things too, like creamy grits, and spicy home fries, a myriad of omelettes, and beignets so sweet and pillowy you don’t even notice all the powdered sugar you’re wearing until you’re done devouring them. When I was a…

Hello World

Salve!* I’m Amelia. I work in video games but I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Since my day job revolves more around managing projects and meeting deadlines, I decided to start a blog to explore writing about topics I don’t get a chance to cover professionally. This blog is a bit of a reboot…