I never appreciated pie until a few years ago. Before then, I had a few mandatory bites of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, would grin and bear my way through a cold apple pie if it was the dessert of choice at a friend’s house, but never, ever, requested on my own the presence of pie … More Peace Pie
1. Signs Can we please have more signs like this to brighten up our lives? In addition to my collection of feet pictures, I think I need to start a folder titled, “Great Signs”. This one is top of the list right now. 2. Fuku I first had a Fuku chicken sandwich in this underground … More Four for Friday!
In Rome, Thursdays are known as ‘Giovedi Gnocchi’ thus dubbing Thursdays a day to prepare and enjoy gnocchi in the home. I like this idea of naming a day of the week for the meal to be had, while also leaving room for creativity to keep from the rut of eating the same meal again … More Mangia Mondays
1. Focaccia I had the best focaccia of my life when we were in Cape May. While I was searching for lunch spots during our drive down, I saw a picture of this on the Yelp page for Freda’s Café and was immediately sold. Focaccia is a beautiful thing alone, with its crisp bottom and … More Four for Friday!
For the longest time, a ‘cheese course’ for me meant the classic spread of Ritz crackers, block cheese, and Hormel pepperoni slices eaten as a snack while awaiting real food. My first true cheeseboard experience happened in Vermont and our most recent trip there reminded me of the potential they have to serve as an entire … More The Cheeseboard
This has been a pretty low-key summer for us if you couldn’t tell by the plethora of movies and shows I’ve watched and books read.* Lance is studying for his CPA which includes four massive exams spread out over the course of 18 months. He comes home from work, and studies. He wakes up early … More Food and Places of the Past Two Months
For several years now, Lance and I have wanted to do a pizza tour in NYC. There were two factors which kept us hesitant: First, we weren’t sure we wanted to do such a ‘touristy’ thing. Tours are for people in places they don’t go to often. A city you frequent multiple times over the … More A Self-Made Pizza Tour of NYC
As a thank you for my planning our family cruise, my family bought me the Boos Block table I had my eye on since I took that King Arthur class last May. They’re the best.* *I mean my family, but the table is the best, too! I tend to keep new things boxed up for … More My Boos Block
I’m sure this is of no surprise to you, but I have a running list of bakeries across Jersey to visit.* However, the unpredictable and ridiculous temperatures of Jersey these days have me in a state of refusal to step outside of my comfy, cozy little home in order to seek out new delights.** *I … More Pie Lady Cafe, Moorestown
You guys know how I love my Chemex, right? Well, this happened a few months ago… I was heartbroken.* *And the worst part is, it was totally my fault. I couldn’t even blame the dog. This created the need to find an alternative for my daily brewing method because, contrary to what my Chemex post … More French Press V Chemex V Old School