Derika and I spent our ten year anniversary in Santorini Greece in July of 2014. Both of us have always wanted to go to Santorini, so we decided that our ten year anniversary was the perfect time to make the trip. We had such an amazing time; you can read about our adventures here and you can check out some of our favorite places to eat here. Santorini is famous, food-wise, for a few things: yellow split peas, tomatoes, and wine… Read more »

Does the bright yellow squash in the produce section make you wonder how you are going to turn something squash-like into something spaghetti-like? Well, you have found yourself in the right place. Ok, so I have to be honest. Spaghetti squash does not taste completely like spaghetti noodles, but it does a little bit. The key to making it convincing is how you use the spaghetti squash after it is cooked. If you’ve never cooked with spaghetti squash and are looking… Read more »

I was walking home from yoga the other day and I noticed a huge crate in front of the grocery store filled with squash for only $.68 a pound! I think that this is currently the most affordable thing in NYC! At that point I also realized that I have never cooked with butternut squash, so I scooped one up and decided to make some soup with it. I roasted it similarly to the way that I would roast a… Read more »

 Happy Halloween Everyone!!! Halloween is probably one of my most favorite times of year. I would wear a costume everyday if I could, or at least some type of headband with a unicorn horn or kitty ears on it. I am always looking for an excuse to dress up in costume and eat gummi bears, and on this holiday it is more than acceptable! I also love the crispness that you start to feel in the air, the boots and fluffy sweaters,… Read more »

  Dear sweet sweet mac n’ cheese how I love you so.  Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite foods and guilty pleasures. I have loved it since my mom use to make it for me with cheese whiz and celery way back in the day. Over the years my mac n’ cheese recipe has been constantly evolving, and it has become a bit more gourmet…but it still has the celery in it in honor of my mom. I… Read more »

  Yup, I went there…I made homemade Sriracha that you will want to put on ALL of the things. I will be the first to admit it that I have a hot sauce addiction. I currently have 10 hot sauces hanging out in my fridge, and I welcome anyone that wants to share their favorites with me. My current favorite hot sauces are Cholula and Gringo Bandito, but I have a large place in my heart for the almighty Sriracha.  I… Read more »

Oh my god, it is basilpalooza at the farmers market and I am in love!  I am obsessed with basil and I wish that it were available in this quantity all of the time. Since it is not I have to find a way to capture this magical summer gift, so that I can enjoy it year round. This is where the 5-minute pesto comes in. I can’t stand to see the basil that I buy go bad, but there… Read more »

  To say that I have a small addiction to chips and salsa is an understatement.  I could probably eat chips and salsa every day if I had the chance.  Heck, I made Derika take me out for Mexican food on both Friday and Saturday last weekend…I seriously have a problem. Last week Tuesday, my friend Erin reached out to me to see if I might like to grab a tasty beverage or dinner.  It occurred to me that it… Read more »

  So the heat continues and I am still not complaining after the winter that we had, I am just getting more creative with how to not use the oven on the sweatiest of days. We have also officially opened up the Double D Bistro and we are now taking reservations. 🙂     We are lucky that the windows of our apartment overlook a quiet street and a courtyard. We open the windows and slide our bar stools up… Read more »

It has been heating up in NYC, which has been making our apartment feel like my own personal sauna.  We do have air conditioners, but I am fighting it, because I feel like I really need to embrace the summer a bit since the winter was so brutal. I will admit though that we have been using the one in our bedroom at night to help us sleep…it has also been doing wonders on drowning out the city noise. As a result of… Read more »