Florida Life

Florida. I’ve heard all the jokes, and probably made a few.  It’s not hard because they practically write themselves. When I found out I was moving to Florida, excitement wasn’t necessarily my first emotion.   I figured I was moving into a literal Disneyfication of chain restaurants and cultural homogenization, so I prepared for a new…

A Trip to Puerto Rico

The last time I wrote I was complaining about the unceasing cold weather of Ohio. Well, much has changed since that post. I have exchanged the cold of Ohio for the unceasing warmth of Florida. Having been in my new habitat for a few months now, I am happy to report that I like it much…

The Big Thaw

It was -14 when I left my house on Friday and it’s supposed to be subzero for the better part of this week. I’ve been joking that I won’t warm up until May, but I’m starting to think that it might be the truth. One of the few things that temporarily warms my cold, winter…

A Journey of a Thousand Biscuits

Sometimes, you don’t get it right on the first try. To many people this probably seems like common sense, but to me this is a constant struggle. I’m the kind of person who is naturally good at enough things that I tend to get angry if I’m not automatically good at something new.   Anybody who…

Under the Weather

I love New Year’s Day. There is something hopeful about being able to start the year with a clean slate. This year, however, I started the year off with a raging cold virus. Being sick is not the optimal way to spend one’s vacation, but it did give me an excuse to eat all of…

Meal Planning: Save Money and Time

What’s for dinner? Even if you love to cook, finding the time to cook dinner every night can be a challenge.  As a commuter, I understand how easy it is to fall into unhealthy, expensive eating patterns. Before I started regularly meal planning, my weeks went something like this: Go to the grocery store at…

Happy Dog

If you live near Cleveland and you haven’t been to Happy Dog, you should know that you are missing out.  Located in the Gordon Arts District, Happy Dog has become one of our go-to Cleveland restaurant destinations. The idea is that you get a hot dog and as many toppings as can fit on top of…

Salad days

If you know me, you know that I equally love incredibly healthy food and over the top unhealthy food. Lately the scales have been tipped in favor of unhealthy food, so we made the decision to try to eat salad once a week. There are some things to keep in mind when turning to salad…

Kitchen Tips: Pantry For The Beginning Home Cook

I know, I know. I promised myself I was going to blog every week. Wanna hear my excuse? It’s not because I haven’t been cooking, in fact I’ve been cooking more than ever. I’ve even been developing my own recipes, and I have a whole folder that includes what will hopefully become an award winning…

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! For Beer!

When I was in high school I remember seeing an advertisement for Stuart Weitzman shoes in which the tagline was “We’re a little obsessed with shoes”.  Lately I think I’m becoming a little obsessed with food. Of course, I can’t really be blamed since the time between  Thanksgiving to New Year is pretty much one…

A Celebration of Picnics

It is late October, and though the weather is starting to turn,  I think we may still have a few days of Indian Summer ahead of us.  I’m looking forward to this because there is no better way to celebrate such a day than with a picnic. I love picnics. I’m the kind of person…

Vermonster Madness

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Vermont?  There’s a good chance that you think of Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. These two friends took a correspondence course on ice cream making in 1977, then  in 1978 they opened the first Ben and Jerry’s scoop shop in a renovated gas station in…