Before I moved back home to Florida, I was dead-set on heading west to California. I had been totes over New York for quite a while but was afraid to move because I thought everywhere else would be boring. As for California, well, it just seemed ideal. The people were like-minded, super eco-conscious and progressive, one of my favorite ways to chill was actually recreationally legal, New York winters didn’t exist there, and most importantly — there were In-n-Out Burgers.
As an East Coast gal, In-n-Out was one of those things that I yearned for. Not being able to get it on the reg only made me want it more. I dreamt about their burgers dripping with animal sauce goodness, crispy fresh-cut fries smothered in cheese sauce and topped hot peppers, and a perfectly spun milkshake in my hand. But nah, for some reason, somebody decided to keep it a West Coast thing. And I will never forgive them for that. **insert devil eyes** Continue reading
I’m such a sucker for summertime food. From drippy rocket pops to decked out hot dogs on the grill, I melt at the thought of it. Literally. But with all the junk that comes with grill-outs and pool parties, there’s also some super delicious produce that screams of the season, too.
Down here in Florida, tomato season is just beginning and we’re getting the prettiest, tastiest tomatoes we’ve had all year. You might have seen on my insta-story the 10 lbs of organic sun golds that my neighbor brought me a few days ago. We had so many that I had to make a big batch of sweet and smokey tomato jam… which will definitely be making an appearance on the blog soon! It’s insane how crazy they’re growing… I can’t even eat them fast enough! That’s part of the reason I’m obsessed with this summertime galette. They’re the perfect way to use up lots of cherry tomatoes or other overflowing produce that you might have on hand. Continue reading
Why are bread bowls so much fun? Ummm, BECAUSE CARBS! Correct me if I’m wrong but eating a bowl made of hot and toasty bread is pretty much the best thing ever. Especially when it’s all cold outside and you can live inside a giant sweater and not care about having a little extra winter chin to keep you warm.
And yes, you might have heard that it’s like freakin’ summer here in Florida, but that doesn’t mean I’m not acting like it’s winter. Bring on the cold weather foods. Load me up with roasted root vegetables. Bathe me in rich cheese. Lather my face and hair in butter. Pet my winter chin. Tell me that I look like I’m eatin’ good and that my pasty complexion compliments a fine brie. Continue reading