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 . . .
This edition of my weekly meal plan brings you some very easy recipes, most of which can be made from ingredients that you probably already have on-hand! If you’ve been reading my blog, then you probably know that I’m big into meal prep and planning. Now, though, I’ve decided to be a bit more structured about consistently writing down our meal plans and sharing them with my readers on a weekly . . .
Since I moved to London a few months ago, I’ve been both blessed and cursed with the luxury of having a Starbucks right downstairs from my office. When I lived in Paris, the occasional treat of a grande white chocolate with whipped cream was just that… an occasional treat. If I was on my scooter, then it was a dangerous balancing act trying not to spill the drink precariously tucked at my feet. If . . .
This Saturday was my (31st....) birthday, and it was fabutastic. Yes, new word, that's just how awesome it was. I had a few annoyances throughout and somehow managed to actually cry at one point, but all in all, it was one of my best birthdays yet! All of the credit goes to my husband, though, and he really hit a home run this year. Thanks to him, I have a few new London travel tips for you to . . .
You guys...this is the first time in ten years that I'll actually have to work on the 14th of July (without earning holiday pay, at least...!). This is also my first Bastille Day that I'll be celebrating since actually being French! Much like the last time I had the 4th of July off work was ten years ago, I now have two countries whose independance day festivities must be celebrated from my . . .