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Glass mug on a wooden coaster with foamy milk inside with cinnamon

Hot Milk and Honey Drink

My husband and I seem to go through phases with our favorite foods and drinks. We’ve gone through a tea phase and now we’re right smack in the middle of enjoying this Hot Milk and Honey Drink every night. Quiet nights-in are my favorite, but this drink makes it even […]

Brazilliance wallpaper: vibrant green palm leaves on white background

Looking back on our trip to The Greenbrier Resort

Hello there! Back in January of this year, my husband and I took a few days trip to West Virginia. We stayed at The Greenbrier and it was absolutely magical. I cannot wait to return! I found myself looking back on our trip there a lot in the last few […]

View from above: slice of green onion cheddar crustless quiche

Green Onion and Cheddar Crustless Quiche

I suppose that quiche without the crust becomes a frittata, but in my mind, quiche is just a tiny bit more elegant. Or at least, it implies more elegance. Quiche of any sort always makes me think of having a girlfriend over for a lunch day, catching up on each […]

Loaf of bread on cooling rack with open cookbook behind

Cooking with… Nigella Lawson: The Essential White Loaf

I tried a recipe from Nigella Lawson’s 2000 book “How to be a domestic goddess” this week. I got the book on Thriftbooks.com which is one of my favorite places to shop for books. Most of my books came from there. The fun thing about shopping there is that sometimes, […]

Sidewalk and a sign over entrance to Cape Charles Distillery

Cape Charles Distillery

Hello there! I am so excited to welcome you to the brand new category – Dining Destinations. I’ve had this idea for quite some time, but I always thought it would be a post. Then, on our most recent trip to Cape Charles, I realized, it would be a very […]

Bowl of Okroshka: Russian cold summer soup, greens, white napkin

Cold Summer Soup: Russian Okroshka

Some of my fondest childhood memories are from our weekend summer trips to Dacha. Dacha is a summer home, but it is far from luxurious! More often than not, it’s a tiny house with old, mismatched furniture built on farmland. We would go there in the morning (it’s ways away […]

Four halves of prosciutto, mozzarella and provolone sandwich on crinkled brown paper

Prosciutto, Mozzarella, and Provolone Sandwich

One of my first jobs in the US was at a local Italian restaurant. And one of the things I remember vividly was their bread. Crusty, golden-brown loaves were piled on a table releasing a firework of crumbs upon contact with the knife. It was messy, delicious, filling, crunchy on […]

Slice of blueberry lemon loaf and latte

My Kitchen Must-Haves, Part 3 – Ingredients

I’ve been working on this post (mostly in my head) for such a long time. I’ve jotted down a few words here and there, started working on a blog post, created a note in the Notes app, but never got around to finishing it. Here’s hoping! Truth is, there are […]

Shrimp and avocado toast with Marie Rose Sauce

Shrimp and Avocado Toast with Marie Rose Sauce

Hello and welcome back! I am on a shrimp kick lately, and I just had to share this recipe. SO many prices are rising lately that it’s been very reassuring to find shrimp humbly remain in the same price bracket. I do love a luxurious appetizer or a supplement from […]

Plate of pork rinds, melted cheese, ground beef, jalapeño, tomatoes, avocado, radish

Pork Rinds Nachos with Ground Beef

A case for pork rinds Are you familiar with pork rinds? I wasn’t until a couple of years ago. During the transition to the keto diet, I spent a lot of time researching the recipes and adjusting my cooking and purchasing to the new standards. Almost everything was familiar, except […]