boozy broccoli cheddar soup

SOUP SEASON. My friend Annie makes a new soup every Sunday and you should definitely follow her adventures @thesoupersunday. And actually, when I just went to double check that I had the correct insta handle, it turns out she also made a broccoli cheddar this week! Great minds, and all that. I saw this recipe…

salted caramel apple pie

I typically do this really annoying thing where I’ll post a great Thanksgiving (or Easter, or Christmas…) recipe precisely after said holiday occurs where you would want to use it. So this year, I’ve planned ahead! We’re hosting Thanksgiving again and I could not be more excited. Nothing fills me with more joy than spending…

the greatest bread of your life

I debated even sharing this recipe on the blog because it is so good that the GS told me we should be “selling them for money.” Lately I’ve been listening to this podcast called Second Life about women who have started businesses after doing something different beforehand, i.e. Alli Webb starting Drybar after being a…

frango a bras

Another Portuguese recipe for your face! There was only one other person in our Lisbon cooking class: a 22-year-old guy named Ryan who is from Montana, goes to college in Germany but was doing a semester abroad in Lisbon. We could tell he genuinely wanted to learn how to cook and it was the most…

what’s on my kindle, part 28

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. EVERYONE MUST READ THIS BOOK. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time, and definitely tops my nonfiction list. It’s written by a longtime Wall Street Journal reporter who broke the story about Theranos being a gigantic scam. If you’re not familiar, the SparkNotes version is that…

slow cooked octopus

I mentioned in my Portugal post that we had incredible octopus there on two occasions- the first being in the Azores in a little town called Mosteiros. We should have known the octopus was the thing to order at this place- it was painted on the side of the building. They didn’t speak any English…

france

We started our French adventure in Nice! It was definitely one of my favorite cities on the whole trip. It’s so clean and modern and the beach is right there. We arrived around 8PM on the train and were luckily within walking distance of our hotel. We stayed at the Boscolo Exedra Nice (also booked…

italy

We started our Italian adventure in Naples. Our flight landed around 1PM and then we picked up the rental car. The GS really wanted to drive through Italy. He also really wanted the rental car to be a manual which meant I couldn’t help with the driving even if I wanted to. (I didn’t.) Successfully…

barcelona

The second country on our list was Spain. We had only had two full days there so we stayed in Barcelona. We knew we were getting in pretty late so we opted for a hotel over an AirBnb- the Chic & Basic Hotel in El Born. Highly recommend both the hotel (which was super funky,…

portugal

I thought about trying to do one big honeymoon post but since we ate all the things in all the places, I’m going to do country by country. We started in the Azores, which are the small islands off the coast of Portugal. I think it has to be the western-most point of Europe, and…