Sea, Spices and Salt

Sea: After a week of what I think was the flu, I rallied myself to take the hubby, dingo and myself on a 24 hour get-away to our favorite spot in Maine – Inn by the Sea. https://www.innbythesea.com/ We love this spot about 15 minutes outside Old Port – Portland Maine (this was our third…

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…

Fall Flavors, Berkshires and Weddings

Well it’s finally starting to feel a little bit more like fall here on the North Shore of MA so here are two quick and easy fall recipes (scroll down to the end….). We were away all weekend in Troy NY / Stockbridge MA and we definitely over did it in the food and drinks…

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…

Fried Quinoa with Shrimp

Emaly’s Fried Quinoa (fried rice) with Shrimp Make ahead (day of or even a few days before) – 3 cups white sprouted quinoa (follow package direction) Large Pot  or Wok 1 Glove of Garlic (peeled and finely chopped) 1 Small Thumb of Ginger (peeled and finely chopped) (cheat: use Ginger Juice about ¾ of a…

A saucy post about YOGURT!

It’s time to get SAUCY and hang on to those last bits of summer with some fun and fresh meals. All the dishes have a simple, made ahead sauce. If you have extra sauce left over, try it on other items like grilled or fresh veggies as a dip or with baked pita chips. So…

Drinks, Snacks and Summer!

Sunday cocktail tradition continues with a Lemon, Lavender and Rosemary Martini! Thankfully our summer weather has granted us some lovely cool evenings on the porch with a breeze and what better to accompany that time than a sweet and savory cocktail. I love anything with lemon in it and with the added earthiness of the…