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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

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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

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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

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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

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Make your own Organic Yogurt

Yogurt prices are bananas. Store brand yogurt? 2.49 Oh you want brand name yogurt? 3.99 Make that organic. $5.49 Greek? $6.49 Organic Greek? Just fork over your wallet and your left kidney. I have yogurt everyday at work for breakfast, and the idea of ingesting all those additives - like hormones and antibiotics - on… Continue reading Make your own Organic Yogurt

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Ricotta

Cheese holds a special place in my heart. I love all kinds of cheese - the stinkier, the better. So when I learned how easy it was to make ricotta cheese I couldn't wait to give it a try! I don't love store-bought ricotta, it tends to be dry and bland, but homemade ricotta is… Continue reading Ricotta

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Welcome!

Hola! Welcome to my blog. If you end up reading it you’ll learn all about my kitchen antics and cocktail whims, wild ideas about mindful living and DIYing my life, and probably some tangents about being a millennial in the great city of Boston. A little about who I am: I’ll try to keep my… Continue reading Welcome!