seafood soup & old bay cheddar biscuits

Hope your Thanksgiving was happy and stuffed! We traveled back to the US for it and I’m so glad we did because, as mentioned before, it is my Olympics. My family said if I hadn’t come back they may have just opted for a restaurant which is just sad. I’m vowing never to miss my…

what’s on my kindle, part 52

The GS surprised me with a reservation at The Ledbury for my birthday this year. It was one of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had. It’s definitely at a special occasion price point, but if you’re in London and get the opportunity I can’t recommend it enough! So I’m sharing photos of our meal…

traveling with kids

One of our goals in moving to London was to use it as a base to travel to a bunch of other countries. We knew travel was going to look different with two babies than our trips pre-kids, but we wanted to try to preserve some of our sense of adventure. We’ve done several trips…

what’s on my kindle, part 51

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub. A woman celebrates her 40th birthday and then wakes up on her 16th birthday. A kind of reverse 13 Going on 30, but she can keep traveling back and live out alternate versions of her life. It was good, but I didn’t like it as much as The Midnight…

tomato sauce many ways

I alluded to this on Instagram last week, but I have a new obsession with Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce. It is extremely basic- whole tomatoes (I’ve done canned and fresh, both are great), one whole onion, butter, and salt. That’s it. I recognize I’m very late to the party here- this recipe has been around…

brown butter tahini cookies

It’s been a while since I posted an actual recipe, let alone a cookie recipe! Back to my roots, I suppose. Literally going back to my roots tomorrow morning as we leave for the US- first time back since we moved to London in December and we’ll be there for 3 weeks visiting both of…

what’s on my kindle, part 50

Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown. Humans everywhere should read this book. Or better yet, listen to it. I will probably listen at least two more times this calendar year. The premise is that we should all have the language to describe our emotions. I’m not doing it justice. She also has an HBO…

moving to london

I’m kind of using this as a space to create the post I wish I had read before moving to London. Some of it will be applicable if you’re just visiting, too! But I’ve learned a lot in the last 5ish months that will maybe be of some use to a very niche audience. Here…

sunday roast roundup

Happy Sunday! Actually, poor to mediocre Sunday because the GS and I both have (relatively asymptomatic, vaccinated + boosted) COVID. We almost made it two years, but alas it finally caught us. We decided to make use of our quarantine by potty training Greta so yes, poor to mediocre Sunday. Thank goodness we planned ahead…

what’s on my kindle, part 49

My Body by Emily Ratajkowski. I’m undecided about this. I think she’s a good writer and probably really smart, and I think she owns a lot of the reasons people don’t like her. But I still find her a little bit problematic. It’s a quick enough read/listen that if you’re at all interested, you should…