Adventures, Kitchen, Fashion

Packing for Hawaii

As we get ready for our Honeymoon to Kauai and Maui, the travel bug is really kicking in.  It's been a while since we really got lost and explored a new corner of the world and it's beyond time to get back out there. It's going to be difficult to beat our Azores adventure last… Continue reading Packing for Hawaii

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Latest Obsession: Macramé

If you're on Pinterest you've definitely seen them: woven wall art that looks like this and this and this, and this. It's macrame, and I'm pretty much obsessed. These tapestries can be pricy, so, being my super-frugal self, I looked into how they're made, and decided to try to make my own. I learned a few… Continue reading Latest Obsession: Macramé

Kitchen

Road Trip Diet: My Top 10 Roadfoods

Recently, I hopped in the car for a longish solo drive to a meeting in Western MA. While not technically a road trip, the familiar wafts of gas station coffee reminded me how much I miss being on the road! We all know what it's like to pull long hours on the road...and how unhealthy… Continue reading Road Trip Diet: My Top 10 Roadfoods

Kitchen

[Secretly Healthy] Creamy Cape Cod Clam Chowder

Growing up on Cape Cod meant that every restaurant in town had to serve their version of the creamy clammy chowder that we hold so near and dear to our hearts - even if all that creamy fatty goodness goes straight to our arteries. Traditionally, New England Clam Chowder means a heavy, fatty, creamy, sentimental, and… Continue reading [Secretly Healthy] Creamy Cape Cod Clam Chowder

Kitchen

No Crackers. No Problem.

I've had some bad luck making crackers... CRACKERS, of all things. Too soggy, too burnt, too spicy -- you name it and I've screwed it up... in cracker-form. BUT tonight, I broke the cracker-curse. I found a very forgiving & simple recipe for crisp and tasty - not to mention QUICK - crackers. If you're craving cheese… Continue reading No Crackers. No Problem.

Adventures, Drink, Kitchen

The Elusive Sky Juice Cocktail Recipe

If you've never been to the Bahamas, there's a chance you've never heard of this drink.  Sky Juice - as it is locally known by the bahamians - is so good you might never reach for vodka soda ever again. (Or at least not until bikini season... lets' be honest...) Even then, nothing goes better… Continue reading The Elusive Sky Juice Cocktail Recipe

Create, Kitchen

Your secret WOW dish involves: Smoked Fish Stock

Normally I stay away from fish stocks unless I'm going all-in with a chowder or asian soup. Fish stock is sometimes [expectedly] fishy and thin, not adding too much oomph to the final dish. It needs to really get dressed up to stand up to the bold flavors that tend to find their way into my kitchen. But now,… Continue reading Your secret WOW dish involves: Smoked Fish Stock

Create, Kitchen

Serious Ice Cream: Balsamic Feta Cheesecake Ice Cream

Sounds decadent, right?  It's not as diet-busting as you'd think, which is a really solid bonus because bathing suit season is just around the corner. Maybe this creation sounds a little suspicious too: feta and balsamic in my ice cream?  This isn't a salad! ... but trust me on this: feta and balsamic are much… Continue reading Serious Ice Cream: Balsamic Feta Cheesecake Ice Cream

Kitchen, Nature

Sprouting Sprouts from Seed

Here is a quick update on sprouting your own sprouts - it works! In about 3-4 days, the little sprout seeds grow into fresh sprouts - at a fraction of the cost of store-bought sprouts. Plus you can decide what sort of sprouts you're in the mood for - there are so many more options… Continue reading Sprouting Sprouts from Seed

Create, Kitchen

It’s Science: 10 Tips for Longevity from Rhonda Patrick

Since Donald and I got engaged (woooo!) things have have been a little crazy. We've been in the car a lot, visiting family every weekend, and so we listen to a lot of podcasts. Today we heard from Rhonda Patrick on the Joe Rogan show - she's a big proponent of gut microbiome research, which… Continue reading It’s Science: 10 Tips for Longevity from Rhonda Patrick