A couple of months ago I made an online restaurant reservation using Opentable and although the reservation was fine, I immediately regretted giving them my main email address because I was getting multiple emails daily advertising new restaurants, deals, and special promotions. Right when I was about to click the "unsubscribe" link, one of the restaurants on the mailing caught my eye... probably . . .
Updated February 2019 Click here to jump to the recipe This easy tomato marinara sauce is not only a breeze to whip up on a weeknight, but it's also as healthy as it gets! You might not have noticed, but I’m obsessed with tomato sauce. Well, tomatoes in general, but I lovvvee me some red lycopene-filled tomatoes! I could totally have made this a niche blog called . . .
For the past few weeks I have been loving watching the leaves change into gorgeous reds and yellows. Not to mention, I can finally break out my comfy scarf collection, now that there’s a nice chill to the air. Last week I happened upon the Spitalfield Market in London and kind of went scarf crazy! They have the biggest, comfiest, prettiest scarves to choose from… I couldn’t resist. As the days . . .
This trip report has been in the making for quite some time because there’s just so much to say about this amazing place! Earlier today, I was going through photos from our Italian Adventures in 2014 and came across the most-recent trip: Venice in August. Seeing all the gorgeous colors and reminiscing over the delicious food... I knew it was time to publish our trip details! Jonathan and I . . .
It's already December 2015. As in, one month away from January 2016. Ever have the feeling that a whole year of your life just flew by, in the blink of an eye? That's definitely what I'm feeling right now. This past year has seen its ups and downs (though, mostly ups) and honestly I don't know where the time went. Logging in this morning I realized that it has been months (yes, months) since . . .
This past month has been busier than busy, and my priorities have been less on food and more on…well, just getting things done. Now I’m the first person to not mind spending two hours on an elaborate morning breakfast on the weekend, whipping up pancakes, quiches, hash browns and whatever else my starving Saturday self is in the mood for. But sometimes… folks just don’t have time for that, and . . .
Sometimes life is filled with all sorts of unexpected surprises (sometimes good and sometimes bad) and these past few months have been full of ‘em for me. A few health issues, two surgeries and a full month off of work later, I’m back and finally getting back into the swing of things. Our health is fragile, and life is short, and these past few months have definitely helped me to appreciate that. . . .
Weekends are pretty busy in our household: we try to go out and explore our new city, travel around Europe, or do little projects around the house. So we don’t always have time to make big elaborate meals, and will either eat leftovers or random food from the fridge when I take a break from whatever project I’m working on (or blogging about…). This weekend was no exception: Jonathan graciously . . .
**Updated March 2018** These spicy cucumber margaritas are the perfect drinks if you're looking for a light & refreshing take on the classic margarita recipe. Super easy - worth a try! We have a pretty solid division of tasks in our family (ie, between me and Jonathan): I do most of the cooking, and Jonathan steps in if I’m not keen to cook or if we are both in the mood for one . . .
Have you ever been in the mood for something sweet, but don't have many ingredients to work with (or the energy to whip up something elaborate)? This doesn't happen to me very often (I'll take pasta over sweets almost any day), but when it does I never seem to have anything sweet on-hand. Despite Jonathan's pleas (bad wife 😈), I never buy sweets or candy during our weekly grocery shops, so . . .