Friday Things

This week’s pic is from Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  The street was closed and the stores were beginning to set up for the weekly Sunday Market. We had so much fun staying in the Lower East Side and eating.  Eating took up at least 80% of our activities.  I made…

The Doughnut Project

My friend and I began our second day in NYC at The Doughnut Project in the West Village. My goal was to sample their breakout doughnut and then a plain glazed (I have a thing about trying the most basic item on the menu when it comes to doughnuts and cupcakes). It seems that The…

Sweet Chick

My friend and I stayed right in the middle of the lower east side while in NYC. The neighborhood has changed tremendously (there’s a Whole Foods now?) since we lived there, but one thing hasn’t changed is finding good places to eat. We were so lucky to stumble upon Sweet Chick! We checked into our…

Levain Bakery

I spent just over 48hrs in New York and I knew that Levain Bakery had to be one of my stops. I’ve heard so much about their cookies (and the lines) and I needed to see if they lived up to the hype. Levain Bakery is located on the upper west side tucked away in…

Friday Things

Today’s pic is of the NYC skyline from Brooklyn.  I snapped this on my trip there last summer.  I love this photo because I was driving in slow traffic, held my phone up to the window and hoped for the best.  I even caught a bird in mid-flight. This is a great segue because I’m…

Rasika

My and I boyfriend decided to have a fancy dress night where we went to a secular Bach concert performed by the Washington Bach Consort (this lady loves the harpsichord!) followed by dinner at Rasika. Rasika has been on my list for a while now, and after dining here I can’t believe I waited this…

Mac and Cheese with Blue Cheese and Bacon

I have a love/hate relationship with blue cheese. It’s stinky, yet flavorful and bold. I love it on salad with dried cranberries and walnuts, on a cheese board with pears, or with buffalo chicken mac! The other day I found myself with a container of crumbled blue cheese and began to scour the web for…

Chocolate Chip Scones

When Miles was younger I would make him chocolate chip muffins in large batches, wrap them individually, and keep them in the freezer for him to eat for breakfast before school. Now that he’s older, I’ve gotten slightly more sophisticated and upgraded to chocolate chip scones. This actually started out as a biscuit recipe, but…

Friday Things

Today’s picture is another gem from Kusama’s Infinity Mirror exhibit at the Hirshhorn.  Some of the pieces are even for sale!  To find out more click here. Please know that I’m going to post most of my pictures from this exhibit every week so I hope you like them! It’s been another crazy weather week!…

Petworth Citizen and Reading Room

Finally made it to the Petworth Citizen and Reading Room! This place has been on my list for a while. It’s basically two separate bars in one space. The main room is an old-timey like bar with a pretty decent (I’ll get to that soon), with the reading room next door. Petworth Citizen opens at…

Spinach and Feta Pasta

This spinach and feta pasta recipe is from the working-mom-I-need-a-meal-fast cookbook. I love it because it’s easy to make, filling, and has a vegetable! This is the only way I can get my son to eat another veggie other than broccoli. The essence of the spinach and feta pasta is very similar to spinach pie,…

Kentucky Bourbon Cake

A co-worker brought in her copy of Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson It’s a great recipe book full of old timey recipes that have been slightly updated (I’ve already ordered a copy). While flipping through the pages, I kept coming back to the Kentucky Bourbon Cake recipe. I don’t know, maybe it’s from my love…