V Hotel Palm Springs

I had the Ace hotel booked for Palm Springs, again based on friends’ recccos, despite hating the one in NYC. However, Just before arriving, I cancelled and decided to try the new V Hotel Palm Springs. For $90 a night, what could really go wrong? It just opened in March, so probably at least not…

Cazabon 

After an atomically awful personal week coupled with a shite storm of a work week, my trip to California could not have arrived at a more perfect crossroads. With meetings in San Diego next week, I decided to spend the weekend prior in Palm Springs, having heard amazing things from friends with travel tastes I…

Treat Yo’Self

The Beast and I decided to have a Treat Yo’Self Thursday last night, so we decided to check out the new Treat ice cream parlour in downtown Raleigh. How cute is this hipstery-y sign complete with doggy water? Not trusting the idea of tethering my beast to a chair or pole, the game plan was…

This Recipe is Definitely an Avoca-do

Notice anything different about this post? Well if you look to the left, you’ll notice a bite of ooey-gooey, dense, moist, dark chocolate perfection. And if you look toward the heavens, you’ll learn that this is actually an avocado. That’s right, people. AVOCADO BROWNIES. Did I mention that they’re gluten-free, too? Avocado Brownies Brownies 4…

Your Ass is Sea Bass

Let me start by saying that I’m well aware that my iPhone food photography skills are pretty shitty. And that my kitchen lighting is extremely shitty. (Is that a finger or a root vegetable? ¬†I often wonder while chopping away). I would usually be embarrassed to share a photo so bad. Hell, I’d probably do…

Gotta Lotta Crostata

I have been making Ina Garten’s Apple Crostata recipe for years now. YEARS. This was one of my first forays into how easy a flavorful crust can truly be (down with shortening!) and reaffirmed my constant need for sea salt in my desserts. In 2009, I was also quite happy to produce this recipe in…