Mom Visits Boston!

I realized on Christmas Eve, about 40 minutes before guests began showing up, that I still hadn’t posted about Thanksgiving.  I tried and failed to publish that night, and the next night, and the next, so now we’re in that between-Christmas-and-New-Year zone and I figure my deadline is the end of 2014.  Apologies. Thanksgivings can…

Union Square Donuts! …Eventually.

The quest began on August 4th, 2014.  This was, you may remember, the day after my NYC trip where Peter and I trekked to Doughnut Plant and had the best donut (coconut lime) I have ever experienced. Who am I kidding, even I didn’t remember the date of that. Point is, we began discussing donuts…

Brunch at Masa

Summer Sundays gain several [hundred] more awesome points when you throw a two-course brunch into the mix.  Especially if it’s $7.95.  At Masa. I couldn’t more forward in life without sharing this beautiful experience, so here goes: we made a reservation online through Open Table, walked leisurely from my apartment on Columbus to the restaurant…

Tastes of Home

Spending two months in California with my parents is basically an awesome culinary experience with a dash of family and a sprinkle of love.  Family dinners, the four of us sitting at our round glass table to eat and chat, became a nightly tradition that I’ve missed while away in Boston.  Every time, it’s hard…

Compost Cookies

It started with a karaoke party.  Well, it really started with my roommate making these amazing cookies from blogger Jessica’s website, and me eating those and being inspired last October, but this summer I finally found the opportunity to make Compost Cookies.  And then after I served the first batch at the karaoke party, my…

Acai Bowls: My California Love

There are very few things in today’s world that you can’t find in either SoCal or Boston (and since I fly to Boston in three days it is something I’ve been thinking about).  Both have access to great produce, both have a variety of healthy food options, both have buy-in-bulk stores and ethnic restaurants and…