A new year, a new direction.

Happy 2013 blog friends! I hope the new year has been treating all of you well so far.  Yes, I realize it’s February and I’m a little late to the ‘Welcome to the 2013’ party but January has kicked off with a bang and I’m still trying to catch up. I’m excited to announce that … Continue reading

Tis the season.

Happy holidays blog friends! Like all of you, I have been busy decking the halls, scouring the stores, and partaking in and spreading plenty of holiday cheer.  Since I’ve been back on the east coast, I’ve found it difficult to document special or even ordinary moments because I’m so immersed in them.  Unable to tear … Continue reading

I am thankful.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year: I am thankful for being close to friends and family again. (As well as being able to share in the festivities this year). I am thankful for my loving and patient husband. I am especially thankful for everyone’s health. I am thankful for all you … Continue reading

Greetings From Philadelphia!

It’s been a packed 3 weeks since we’ve landed, and then some. Between getting settled, traveling to see family and friends, and now stalking the path and destruction of hurricane Sandy, we’ve really hit the ground running. I’m still trying to catch my breath. In the spirit of being cooped up in doors, giving in … Continue reading

Stay tuned.

Hey blog friends! If you’re still out there, thanks for sticking around. Despite my very best efforts, packing up my life here in Seattle is taking up way more of my time, and mental energy, than I originally thought. Every time I try to sit down and type something out, there’s another box to pack, … Continue reading

Stay, just a little bit longer.

I can’t believe we’re here already. Mid-September. The nights have already gotten cooler, the sun is setting a little earlier, and my food literature is beginning to switch gears from grilling to roasting. The great seasonal shift is just around the corner. I can feel it and it makes me wish I were here. As … Continue reading

Get it together.

I feel like my brain has been on temporary vacation for the past week. She’s off on a tropical island somewhere, cocktail in hand, and left no word on when she’ll be returning. Quite frankly, I’m a little peeved she didn’t invite me along. With her absence it’s been a real struggle sitting down and … Continue reading

A Napoli.

The hubby is having a rough week. To remedy this, rather than scour my ever-growing library of cookbooks to try and find the very best dish to cure the Wednesday blues, I figure this is as good a time as any to get out of the house and indulge in another spontaneous date night. The … Continue reading

Bon anniversaire.

In honor of Julia Child’s birthday last week (and because I really wanted it), I give you a recipe from her ingenious and groundbreaking cookbook. So much has already been said about this incredible woman and chef that I feel the best justice I can offer to her memory is to simply let the food … Continue reading

Peaceful, easy feeling.

The sun is warm and shining, Bessie Smith is playing in the background, food magazines are strewn haphazardly all around me, and the entire apartment smells of butter, brown sugar, and fruit preserve baking in the oven. I could bask in this smell all day, and given my incredibly relaxed state, I just might. The … Continue reading