NYC Eats

In 2019, I went to New York for the first time, and I have been itching to get back ever since. So, I figured turning 30 was a good enough excuse as any to make it back to the Big Apple. My friends Chris, Andrew, and Anthony came up from DC and met me in…

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Makeshift Brunch at Home

Have you ever came home from work on a Friday and feel compelled to make brunch in the morning? Back in late March, that was exactly what happened. Well, something like that. I was cleaning up for the week in the kitchen and saw some leftover items, specifically reduced chicken stock, parsley, and pancetta. I…

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Cafe Raymond Brunch – Pittsburgh, PA

Over Memorial Day Weekend, I got to visit Pittsburgh for the first time in about a year and a half. I did make a couple trips to see my family in New Castle over the past year, but given the situation with Covid, I did not venture past my parents’ house. This time, we made…

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DC Harvest Brunch

I am kicking off an entire week devoted to brunch starting with a review of my latest brunch out. Last month, I reunited with my friends on my first trip back to DC after a year and a half. Feeling nostalgic for all things DC, I chose a few activities that I knew we could…

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What To Do With Leftover Ravioli Filling 2.0

If I had to guess, I would say there have been a lot of people making ravioli from scratch during Covid lockdown. A post I wrote way back in the early stages of this blog has been blowing up lately. Yes, I am talking about my post on what to do with leftover ravioli filling.…

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A Day in Maine

I’ve struggled a lot over the past month to find motivation to read and write, though I certainly got in some proper cooking and baking. In addition to several other factors, I’ve been feeling trapped in a life without purpose. I didn’t uproot my entire life just to experience that monster called unhappiness in a…

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Quarantine Cooking – Puff Pastry Edition

Do you ever see a cooking video on Facebook and think, “Wow! I should make that!” You might share some recipes to your wall, or you might be like me and click ‘save for later’ only to never return to the recipe. However, this week I saw a cooking video so good that I knew…

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Quarantine Cooking – Babka Bread Pudding

I haven’t written in nearly a week. I got held up in some school work. I am still trying my best to preoccupy myself during the COVID-19 lockdown. I have lost track of how much TV I have watched and how many naps I have taken. On a more productive note, I have been reading…

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Quarantine Cooking – Arctic Char and Noodle Salad

Hello everyone. I wanted to briefly check in before I get to work on my reading for Anthropology of Food. I just finished up with a simple but flavorful lunch using ingredients I had lying around. So, I wanted to talk about how to throw together a pantry meal. Oftentimes when I am cooking, I…

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Coronavirus Anxieties and Spring Break Exploration at Democracy Brewing

It’s been a whirlwind of a week. This past weekend, I finished my last shifts at the tapas restaurant where I have been working as a host since I moved to Boston in September. Now that I am taking two masters courses and am working as a graduate assistant this semester, working four nights at…

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