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…

Littlefoot Approves

This charming exchange between boyfriend and girlfriend and the art of buying make-up had me giggling alone in my office today.  

Constant Cravings

The other day the Chap handed me a box and said he had a present for me. On a Monday night when nothing particular happens, I was elated with a surprise! Until he threw in the caveat, “half of it is for you and half of it is for the dog.” I figured I was about…

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An Apple A Day

Thanksgiving was different, good different this year. Instead of an eight hour car ride to WV or staying at home with far too many leftovers at hand, the Chap and I headed up to NYC with his family. His sister lives in Brooklyn, his parents drove in from the Cape, and we all had a…

Cabo San Lucas, Day One

Having wrapped my head around taking a girls’ weekend alone, I couldn’t wait to lounge in the sun, read, and write. I was over the moon looking forward to this getaway, especially after a much more taxing work even than I’d even anticipated. A sucker for nice things AND a deal, I couldn’t wait to see…

Taste this New Food Blog!

In addition to finding my musings on macarons and mayhem on this stunning blog, I’m also contributing my sarcasm and calorie consumption to the new Raleigh food blog, Tri Food Adventures! A few weeks ago I dragged the Chap to a tapas restaurant, Taste. It was a pretty delicious night in a neighborhood we’d never…

Mile High Club

I love air travel- the people watching, the honeymooners, the couple about to lose it, the older ones who give us all something to aspire to. I love it all. A bottle of wine that would cost $8.99 at the grocery is $14, a glass. Sign me up!! Today has been loooong. My brain had…

A Beach by Any Other Name…

I recently test drove my third instalment of North Carolina beaches, the brilliantly named Carolina Beach. I’ll never complain about toes in the sand and a drink in my hand…but less of a hillbilly carnival atmosphere is found elsewhere. I may have found a cigarette butt in an omelette, there may have been a few…

Table for One

“Table for one” always raises the an eyebrow and prompts brilliant comments such as tonight’s, “for one?!” The anxiety in the hostess’s voice was almost enough to give me anxiety, but knowing a table for one earns as many Open Table points as a table for twenty made my heart (and belly) full. My girlfriend…

Day One

I’m so grateful to have had to swap apartments last minute. I love the little balcony that overlooks a quiet courtyard. It reminds me of my nights in Miami, spent sitting outside listening to music, taste testing whatever product work was launching, and tapping away to blogs or friends now long lost. As you were…

Bienvenido a Miami

Newsflash! I spent a long weekend in Miami. It was really quite fun and I love my friends. I met a few new people, learned much about camel farms, received a green card marriage proposal, Shazaamed the shit out of bars, made little progress on a tan, saw that the lizards had relocated, and enjoyed…