Photo by Olena Bohovyk I'm making my way through Dry January 2.0 -mandated for healthy baby brain development, not any sort of health improvement initiative. Now with some experience from the first trip, I've had enough exposure to be able to name some favorites. The Shopping Upgrade Back in 2020 when I was first pregnant, … Continue reading Dry January 2.0
Chemistry of Food and Drink
If you've come here before, you well know I enjoy a drink or two. Whereas it used to be a way to carouse in revelry, drinking morphed into another way to explore taste and culture. Pairing profiles, exploring a country a la its flavor palate -appreciating a good drink is on par with appreciating Van … Continue reading Non-Alcoholic Drinking
Limoncello reminds me of sunshine. Of being on the beach in Italy or wandering the port of Marseilles. I love citrus, and in the dark cold January of this year, I wanted to mimic some summer sun. Plus, I heard Meyer Lemons were on sale at Costco, so it seemed like a good time. Even … Continue reading Limoncello Recipe
Pamplona -Home of La Fiesta
A detour from my "Best Book Ever" series I've got Fiesta on the brain from recently featuring Ernest Hemingway. What comes to mind when I think of Spain? Arid terrain? Majestic forts? The running of the bulls? Pamplona is home to it all. Though visited long ago in 2012, the city has a special magic. … Continue reading Pamplona -Home of La Fiesta
The Joy of Cooking
Once again, the author reflects on her changing relationship with food, once more drowning in cookbooks to help with the process.
Springtime Violets -Weeds or Wild Craft
Are the weeds in your yard really just weeds or are they something else? Are they the beginnings of wonderful wild crafted goods? I think violets are.
New Orleans: La Pharmacie Francaise
A brief review of the New Orleans Historical Pharmacy Museum, home of America's first official pharmacist.
Spring Into Gin
Sunshine makes me want to breathe in florals. I decided to drink them instead with a grapefruit and gin cocktail.
Roses, Roses Everywhere (And I Just Might Drink Them)
Roses, Roses Everywhere As Valentine's Day approaching, roses are springing up everywhere. I'm reminded of the days I worked for Whole Foods where Valentine's meant pulling all the girls up to pose for super rose sales. They insisted the men would need "a feminine touch" to help choose. Really, we think I have a feminine touch? But … Continue reading Roses, Roses Everywhere (And I Just Might Drink Them)
On Sundays, We Eat Paella
"Get up." "But I'm tired. I don't want to get up. "But, it's time to go. 'Cause if we don't make it to the next Metro, then we don't make it to the Paella Place as soon as it opens. And we already know they're full because they weren't taking reservations yesterday, so we have … Continue reading On Sundays, We Eat Paella