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Soup Season

Soup Season

I had minestrone for the first time at a random Italian restaurant somewhere near San Francisco. I don’t know why I remember this so specifically, but my dad and I had just arrived in California and decided to go to the first place we saw […]

It’s Fall, Y’all

It’s Fall, Y’all

Oh, hey! So here’s my ‘sorry I’ve been MIA’ spiel: This summer was BUSY!!! Between a long distance relationship & regular weekend trips to NYC, to New England in July, then Chicago, then Los Angeles, and work and friends and taking any free time I […]

Pretty Pink Pesto

Pretty Pink Pesto

So, I’ve never made homemade pesto before. Everything I’ve read about it is that it’s the bees knees and is 2000% better homemade. I’ve just never given it a go, despite the mortar & pestle I was gifted this past Christmas. WELL. I finally put that mortar & pestle to use and made some pesto. I was inspired by a Serious Eats recipe for pesto alla trapanese, which is a bit different than your regular pesto. Traditionally, pesto is made with basil, olive oil, garlic, & pine nuts. It’s fresh and lovely and delicious. Pesto alla trapanese is made with almonds instead of pine nuts, as well as an addition of fresh tomatoes. It creates a beautifully creamy sauce, pinky peach in color, absolutely fucking delicious.

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Lobstahs & Bucket Lists

Lobstahs & Bucket Lists

Hi friends! So I just got back from a cute trip to New England with my mans. Well, not just got back. I got back a week ago. This post is a bit overdue. For me, food is a huge part of traveling. Yes, sightseeing […]

My Perfect Bougie Breakfast Sandwich

My Perfect Bougie Breakfast Sandwich

My morning routine is a daily struggle of wanting to get a breakfast sandwich and choosing not to get one. It has been this way for several years now and I’m fairly sure that will never change. I LOVE a breakfast sandwich. But the ones […]

Lamb is Underrated

Lamb is Underrated

Guys, I don’t know how I waited 29 years to start cooking with lamb. Ground lamb, specifically, as I have not attempted to cook lamb in any other form. IT’S SO MUCH BETTER THAN BEEF, WTF.  Why have I been buying boring ass ground beef my whole life? I have an answer which involves me being frugal, but screw finances, honestly. The difference in flavor is worth every penny. And it’s not even THAT much more expensive.

About a month ago I found a recipe on Half Baked Harvest for these amazing lamb meatball bowls. The winner of this recipe was the meatballs which I decided needed to be turned into burgers on the grill. (more…)

Summer Salad Things

Summer Salad Things

There’s this restaurant in Baltimore that I love, Nick’s Fish House. It’s on the water and has awesome outdoor seating, killer orange crushes, and beautiful sunset views. A real vibe. It’s a place recommended to tourists for its quintessentially Baltimore ambiance – it’s not particularly […]

I’m Glossy

I’m Glossy

There is something immensely satisfying to me about following a recipe to a T and it coming out exactly as it’s supposed to. This is especially true in baking, as it’s a science and following directions really, really matters. Enter: Bravetart’s glossy fudge brownies. (⬅ this […]

Anti-Al Dente, Pro-Fish Taco

Anti-Al Dente, Pro-Fish Taco

A larger portion (than I care to admit) of my cooking inspiration comes from mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed. That save feature on IG? Mine is 95% food and 5% random posts I accidentally clicked. Yesterday was Tuesday, also known by the internet as #TacoTuesday, so I was seeing tacos all over the damn place. I decided it was a good time to participate in this hashtag.

For the longest time I was super anti-fish tacos. I don’t like fried fish and the fish tacos I had experience with were all fried. Not for me. My bad attitude towards fish tacos changed last year at a little marina restaurant in Key West called The Hogfish Bar & Grill. First of all, don’t do a google image search for hogfish. They are as ugly as they sound. HOWEVER, they ARE delicious. I ordered the namesake tacos, grilled & blackened and my opinion on fish tacos was changed forever. I still don’t mess with fried fish, but grilled is where it’s at. (more…)

Goes to Chinatown Once

Goes to Chinatown Once

Makes homemade potstickers. Last weekend was my first time visiting (and staying in) Chinatown in New York City. I’ve been to NYC a bunch of times and somehow never visited this charming (sort of) little (not really) neighborhood. Some hot takes: It’s authentic. I know […]