brussels caesar

Sorry for the delay. My laptop completely crashed on me last weekend. It’s not an interesting story. I’ve been telling myself for probably 3 years that I should go to Sephora or Ulta and get a makeover. I had this fantasy that I would go in and some nice girl would transform my face and…

seattle

Oh Seattle, you were everything I wanted and more. This was the first thing we ate! Steak tartar at Bar Melusine. We got in around 7PM (but it felt like 10PM to us) so we just wanted some small plates before crashing. We also got some pretty awesome fries, something that tasted like lamb prosciutto,…

leek & feta burgers

We leave for Seattle tomorrow! I am so excited to go there- in my head it’s a haven for beer, coffee, and food. The GS is a little disappointed that it looks like it’s going to rain the whole time. Clearly he doesn’t watch Grey’s Anatomy. We’re going to be there for 4 days and,…

what’s on my kindle, part 15

Inferno by Dan Brown. I unabashedly love these Robert Langdon books. They are so entertaining and, after a string of really boring books that I forced myself to get through, it was refreshing to read something that I couldn’t put down. The premise of this one is overpopulation, and I loved it. Now I want to…

thonet chair rehab

This post was made possible exclusively by the time and energy of my dear mother rooting around warehouses for hidden gems. I wish I could say that I would have looked at this chair, dirty and amidst all sorts of other junk, and felt like it was a diamond in the rough. But I think…

minestrone

Otherwise known as the reason my tongue and roof of my mouth were burned for 10 days straight. I really have no patience when it comes to a steaming bowl of soup in front of my face. It’s odd that I went with a vegetarian soup here, because my initial motivation for soup making was a…

papa’s stuffing

Oh, hi February. I spent this week in California and it was wonderful but I am so happy to be back. I went out to support one of our introductory workshops, where we train audiologists on our products and software. We end up working like 15 hour days but it’s so much fun and makes…

eggplant parm sliders

Not just any eggplant parm slider. THE BUN IS A GARLIC KNOT. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. As a child I would say one of my top 5 favorite foods of all time was Little Caesar’s “crazy bread” which is basically a garlic knot in stick form. Also topping the…

ramen noodles

  Monday, Monday. My mom visited over the weekend! We had such a great time. We took her to Jack’s Bistro for restaurant week, and then on Saturday night I made chicken parm spaghetti squash for 7. We didn’t get to DC for the women’s march (though I think the marches were absolutely AMAZING and was…

what’s on my kindle, part 14

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. I loved and hated this. I do really enjoy her shows and I liked the whole idea behind being more open to experiences, but at certain points I found her to be a little self-righteous. I also listened to the audiobook, which she narrates, and her inflection is very…

pork tenderloin w/ pears & shallots

At the beginning of 2016 I decided my New Year’s resolution was to “be more fun.” I think I was moderately successful. I was definitely more fun than I had been in 2015, but that probably had more to do with finishing grad school and having some money more than an actual change in personality….

mulled wine

Happy New Year! I know, I’m a mind reader. All you wanted today was an alcohol recipe after last week’s festivities. True to form, I post seasonal recipes right after the time when you would find them useful. Hang on to it for next year. Or host a winter themed party just so you can…