Fall, oh how I love thee…let me count the ways. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the crunchy leaves under my feet, leaf peeping, boots over jeans, cozy sweaters, apple picking and pumpkin carving. I also love having the excuse to eat soup everyday. I love a good pot of soup, and there is nothing more comforting than filling your favorite pot with a ton of awesome ingredients, and making your house smell magical… Read more »

Miami is a city that has so much going on…it is a little sexy, a lot retro, a bit mysterious, and is a whole lotta hot. About a month ago, Derika and I were in Florida for a long weekend. She had to swing up to Miami for work, so I decided to tag along. I really couldn’t pass up an opportunity to spend a quick 24-hours in Miami. The last time I was in Miami was in 2005; we were on our way… Read more »

In January, Derika and I went to Oahu with a couple of friends to go to the Pro Bowl and to just get some R&R. We don’t often go back to the same place twice for vacation, but as far as I am concerned any day is a good do to go to Hawaii no matter what island. I love everything about Hawaii and would jump at a chance to go. We were also living in NYC at the time, so… Read more »

After two and a half years of living in Manhattan, Derika and I decided that we missed the ocean, the sand, and the sunsets, so we decided to head back to San Diego for a little change of pace. When we left New York on February 12th it was 8 degrees, and when we got to San Diego a week later on February 19th it was 80 degrees!  As you can see from the photo above, we did not take… Read more »

In November, Derika and I went to Bermuda to catch a little sunshine and to watch the world rugby classic. I am really excited to write about this trip, because this is the first time that we have gone to the same place twice for a vacation. Derika and I started dating in 2004 and in November 2004, we went on our first vacation together to Bermuda. We were living in Michigan at the time; I didn’t have any stamps… Read more »

Over Memorial Day weekend, Derika and our friends Emily and Tetler spent the weekend in Lake Tahoe to attend our friend’s wedding. I’ve never been to Lake Tahoe, so I was super excited to spend the weekend there. We were only able to stay the long weekend since I am still in culinary school, so I know that we had to make the most of the small amount of time that we had there. We crammed a ton into three days,… Read more »

All right friends, I am squeezing this one in right under the wire. I can’t believe that it is already the end of April and I am just posting my first This & That Thursday post! I am currently in week two of the culinary program at the Natural Gourmet Institute and I am having ALL of the fun. I am just a teeny bit overwhelmed, which I guess is to be expected. It is worth it though, because I… Read more »

In exactly one week from today, I will be attending my first day of culinary school! HOLY COW, I am excited, nervous, and feel like I want to throw up all at the same time. Since I’ve started this blog, I have come to realize that I have a small obsession with food. I am constantly following new restaurants that are opening up in the city, and dragging Derika all over so that we can give them a try. l research the… Read more »

The food scene in Thailand is no joke! I literally ate my way through Thailand and I am not sad about it one bit, as a matter of fact I was constantly blown away by the food that I was chowing down on. As a result I decided to do a completely separate post on the amazing and random things that I ate while I was traveling through Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Krabi. This list is going to be a combination of… Read more »

Dear sweet sweet San Diego, how I miss you! Derika and I lived in San Diego for three years and after two terrible winters in NYC, I am constantly asking myself why we ever left. Ok, so I guess that is a little harsh. Don’t get me wrong I really like New York. The city is amazing, the restaurants are out of this world and there is always something magical to get into. However, I miss the San Diego sunsets,… Read more »