The popularity of the Mediterranean Diet has exploded in recent years, and for good reason. People living along the Mediterranean Sea have known for a long time that a diet high in unsaturated fats, vegetables, and fish is loaded with a slew of health benefits.
“You are what you eat.” This saying always got on my nerves. If it were true, then I would be a walking talking tomato, with slices of pizza for arms, a scoop of ice cream for a head and cookies for feet. But nope, I’m 100% human. And for the record, while I do love a […]
HEY! IT’S FALL. Have you heard? If you haven’t, then it’s safe to assume you’ve been living under a rock. It always happens like this. I wake up one day, and summer is gone. Like, totally, completely gone. A distant memory. Almost as if it never existed in the first place.
In case you aren’t already in the know, my fierce farm-to-table friend and fellow Food Network Star Emma Frisch writes a fabulous food blog called Frisch Kitchen. Emma’s blog focuses on what she calls “food with roots,” and recently she started a brilliant campaign called #5days5ways, where she highlights one ingredient over 5 days and shows 5 unique ways to use it. Last […]
This blog is about to get corny. See what I did there? I know, I know. Puns and corny jokes are kind of my thing! I get that from my Momma. She was the Queen. So, my birthday is on Saturday, and, well it’s a big one. The big 3-0. It’s not that I’m sad […]
It’s been a little weird not having a kitchen. But, honestly, not as weird as I had expected. Actually, it’s been kinda fun. Well, we’re not living completely kitchenless. That wasn’t an option. We need to at least be able to make coffee in the morning. So I created a mini-kitchen, of sorts, in the living […]
Now that winter seems to FINALLY be behind us, I got around to planting my spring garden this week. I planted all sorts of goodies: English peas, sugar snap peas, green beans, RAMPS, chard, kale, butter lettuce, arugula, mesclun mix, Romanesco cauliflower, broccoli rabe, strawberries, and a whole mess of herbs. Yay! I’m super stoked […]
I’ve been doing a lot of overindulging lately. It seems that every other day there is a new reason to celebrate: Anniversaries! Birthdays! End of summer! Engagements! Weddings! Babies! Girls night! Double date night! Family visiting! Friends in Town! …Tomatoes! I see nothing wrong with enjoying the finer things in life, but sometimes when I’ve […]
The Tuesday after Labor Day is sort of a big deal around here. Living in a coastal town that draws in lots of tourists for the summer, everyone lets out a big sigh of relief when this day comes around each year. It’s not that we have anything against the tourists, or “shoobies” as they […]
3 Years ago today I ran off and got hitched. Man, time goes by fast. Our wedding day was the longest, most exciting, nerve wracking, emotionally draining, completely overwhelming, yet FUN day ever. It’s probably the only time in your life when all of your closest friends and family will gather together to celebrate YOU. […]