Crete! Grecian Holiday Part 2

Crete! Grecian Holiday Part 2

I’ve been back from vacation for a week. My wisp of a tan has faded. My bug bites are no longer itchy. But the memories of the sunshine, the food, the beautiful ocean are still strong. Crete was so beautiful. My family and I went to Crete because my mom’s colleague Elias was getting married. … Continue reading

Athens! Grecian Holiday Part 1

Athens! Grecian Holiday Part 1

I’m in Greece! Literally as I write this I’m typing poolside in Crete. Look here’s proof. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Last week I flew back to London, back to our cute little flat, and back to Ryan. It was wonderful to be back. Done with the move and done with long distance. Now, … Continue reading

Piñon (Puerto Rican Lasagna)

Piñon (Puerto Rican Lasagna)

Hi everyone. I wanted to say that I feel guilty I haven’t cooked or posted much in the last two months. And truthfully, it’s not likely to get better until the end of July. I leave for London (for real this time) in one week. ONE WEEK! I have lots to do to prepare! And … Continue reading

The Return of Chocolate Pasta

The Return of Chocolate Pasta

So I decided to try chocolate pasta again. If you’re unfamiliar with my horrendous first experience with chocolate pasta, read about it here. What’s changed since last time? I had a recipe. I found it in my cookbook Melt by Stephanie Stiavetti and Garrett McCord. I decided I’d trust them and their recipe because I … Continue reading

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie

Have you ever seen Love Actually? I have. Many times. Do you know that scene when Juliet (Kiera Knightley) goes to Mark’s (Andrew Lincoln) apartment? She goes there looking to see if he has good video footage of her wedding. When Mark opens the door, she offers him banoffee pie. “What the heck is that?” I’ve … Continue reading

Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies

Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies

When I get back to London, I want to have tea. Obviously I’ve had tea before. Ryan and I made it in our apartment and I even had tea and scones with some friends at the Victoria & Albert Museum. But I think you know what I really mean. I bet you have some idea … Continue reading

Sweet and Tangy Wings

Sweet and Tangy Wings

For me, chicken wings have sentimental value. That might sound like a stupid thing to say, but I think most people have at least one food that makes them feel happy, or nostalgic, or something gushy like that. Chicken wings are one of my happy foods. Wings were a staple of my junior and senior … Continue reading

Rellenos de Papa (Stuffed Potato Fritters)

Rellenos de Papa (Stuffed Potato Fritters)

I love kitchen gadgets and accessories. Unfortunately, not all of my gadgets will get moved to London – you know space concerns, different outlet plugs, and such. So I want to use my gadgets before I put them in storage. The deep fryer is number one on that list. (My friends have even asked if … Continue reading

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

I have an ever-growing collection of wish-list recipes. I am constantly pinning recipes on Pinterest and ripping things out of Food & Wine magazine. I collect things that I think have lots of vegetables, that have a holiday theme, or that include my current ingredient obsession. There’s so much good stuff, but I think I … Continue reading