Picnic basket, cooler, ice packs: My parents bought me a very adorable picnic basket with a purple cloth lid. Get one of these to feel cute. Food for cooking and beach/hiking snacks: I always think of food first because my hungry is not so pretty. Also, I love to cook. Bring what you like, but I packed … More Camping Packing List: For the Gorgeous and Prepared
I had never thought to visit the country’s first little state until I turned on a short TV documentary series about Dogfish Head Craft Brewery called Brew Masters. The show followed the owner of the brewery as he traveled the world and created new beer flavors inspired by his trips. I tried some of their beers, fell in … More Delaware: Can I stay here?
The summer has already been filled with sun, green things, beaches and kitty love – and it’s only July! So what have I been up to since my last post? Here ya go.
Today the federal government was closed. So we both stayed home! Trev was working from home, and I was … not working from home. I was making chocolate and whole wheat english muffins. I also made us huge vegetable omelets for breakfast and ate a lot of soup. Life is good. When I was in high school, … More Snow days demand chocolate and bread
What is a good way to warm up in February? You say doing some intense cardio session and then drinking hot water with lemon? Or you say cranking up the thermostat and jumping under your covers with a magazine, a coffee and a cuddly kitty. — That one sounds very nice, but unrealistic if your … More Sunny lemon bars for a dreary winter
I know, I know, I haven’t written in a while. But let’s talk about toast. Is toast not the most versatile, most satisfying thing on this planet? With something so good, how can you even choose how to eat it? The possibilities leave my head spinning. Smashed avocado with pepper? Yogurt and honey? Almond butter? … More Homemade bread
When my sister and I were younger, my parents would sit in the hallway between our two bedrooms and read to us before we went to sleep. We could not even think of touching our heads to a pillow before starting this ritual, and the four of us tore through the first few Harry Potter books like … More Winter herbs
Trev and I finally went to a little Italian market in D.C. that we’ve been wanting to go to. It’s called A Litteri and sells fresh mozzarella, mascarpone, jars of olives and pickled peppers, anchovies, a million different kinds of pasta and a million-and-one bottles of wine. It was fun to look around, and we picked … More Saturday night dinner
Oh how my life changed when I went to Target and spent $15 on their cheapest blender. I can now whip up smoothies like a boss, crush ice into sparkly powder worthy of Elsa’s palace in Frozen and enjoy roasted almond butter that’s warm and drippy and contains just one single, wholesome ingredient that I can feel with my own … More Weeknight dinner: Baba Ghanoush
The tomatoes and basil that are still hanging on outside are finishing this summer off right. One night, we baked tilapia filets with dried herbs, crushed red pepper flakes, lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. I mixed in chopped basil with brown rice and made a salsa with onions, garlic, tomatoes and lemon juice. … More Fresh salsa and basil rice