za’atar turkey meatballs

I have had some serious recipe fails over the last few weeks, which has resulted in an unintentional hiatus here. We went up to the lake for Brewfest and I made a lemon poppyseed loaf that was good not great. I attempted to turn this apple cake recipe into something resembling the apple pie I had…

what’s on my kindle, part 36

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth. I listened to this during a day trip to Charlottesville and normally I’m miserable on those drives but this book kept my spirits up! Not that it’s cheerful.. at all.. it’s just a good book. Good enough that I put her other books on hold. I told Sheila it reminded…

amsterdam

Last one! We got to Amsterdam on a Thursday evening right around dinner time. We walked from the train station to The Times Hotel which is in the Jordaan area, right on a canal. I highly recommend staying in this area because it was beautiful but I don’t necessarily recommend our hotel. Let’s just say…

copenhagen

Okay this is going to be a long one because we ate SO MUCH FOOD and all of it was delicious and needs to be included. We took a train from Stockholm to Copenhagen- it was about 5 hours and not a smooth journey but we made it. We stayed up in the Norrebro area…

stockholm

Hello there, Scandinavia. When the GS and I were trying to figure out where our Eurotrip should be, we ultimately just looked for the cheapest flights we could find and settled on this Norwegian flight from JFK to Stockholm. The flight itself was relatively easy, with the exception of being delayed about 30 minutes by the…

cookie dough ice cream

Here it is- this year’s birthday dessert! And it had to be a good one to ring in the big 3-0. Quick life update in case you haven’t been reading between the lines, reading the Kindle posts, or reading at all: I am with child. Baby is due on Boxing Day! Hoping he/she is not…

watermelon refresher

When I was up in Syracuse over the 4th of July I had to make a quick grocery store run for a few camp essentials (corn on the cob, hamburger buns, etc.) If you’ve been reading for any length of time you know about my extreme love affair with Wegmans. I once attended a Les…

spaghetti w/ basil oil

I almost quit blogging this week after discovering that there’s no way I could ever find something more delicious in a refrigerator. Photo credit: Alice’s dad. I realized recently I hadn’t made homemade pasta in a while. Sometimes pasta can be kind of heavy and wintery depending on the sauce, though, so I needed something…

sweet corn farrotto

Last week we packed up and drove to RI to celebrate Sydney and Mike’s wedding! They got married on Thursday (their 9 year anniversary) which might seem unconventional but was actually the greatest thing ever because the celebrations continued after the high of the wedding and we got to spend a lot of time with…

what’s on my kindle, part 35

Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani. This book simultaneously slapped me in the face and held my hand. I LOVED it and listened to the entire thing in one day. She’s the founder of Girls Who Code (an awesome organization that my friend K works for in NY) and her book is about breaking out of…