The Letter G

HAPPY 2018!  It’s a wicked snow day here on the North Shore of Boston and we are tucked in for the “bomb cyclone”.  Snow days force us to slow down for a bit and wait for a time to go outside and start the clean up. The joys of living in New England even though…

Fantastic Failures

With filters, flashes and staging we can all create beautiful dishes that are bright, clean and just dripping with perfection. Its like the rest of the internet; all a bit fake and you only post the good stuff. Life is not an Instagram photo – its gritty, unflattering and a little rough around the edges….

Homemade….

So it’s been a minute (or 30+ days) since I blogged – life has been a little hectic! Yet, I always find peace in the chaos by whipping up something homemade. The ritual of chopping, prepping and stiriring calms my crazy (or maybe it’s the wine I drink while doing these activities???) If you want…

Fiery Fall Cider Martinis

It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year…FALL IN NEW ENGLAND. To celebrate make this warming  and fiery martini this weekend. Also, a shout out to my #1 taste-tester the HUBBY, we are celebrating our 4 year anniversary today! Fiery Fall Cider Martini – makes 2 large martinis 1 cup of chilled good quality apple…

Themes & Hosting Recipes!

So this Memorial Day weekend I was all about HOSTING! That Sunday I had both a brunch guest and dinner guests and it was a very busy day in the kitchen. I did try to KISS the menus (KISS = keep it simple stupid). If you drive yourself crazy trying to match everything to your…

When Life Gets Busy…

Life Update and Some Snacks! May is the busiest month at my job and it’s also the time that “life” itself ramps up for all those Spring & Summer activities. I would much rather be playing in the garden then typing up a blog…sorry guys. When I am busy I stick to tried-and-true basics like…

Planning….

I’ve been a bit lax on the blogging and food posting…sorry about that. We went away in April and it just threw me off my schedule. Pre-planning for the trip and then trying to get back in the game after 10 days off is stressful! I need a vacation from my vacation. You’ll read about…

Testing Out Blue Apron

Blue Apron….thankfully it was a gift… So my beautiful, talented and funny friend Soley gave me a gift certificate for Blue Apron for my birthday. I waited way too long to use it (my excuse was I needed the website up to blog about it…so kind of a valid excuse) and I finally did in…