It’s a good thing Laurens comes from an Italian mother and has absolutely nothing against his heritage, because I’ve been on an Italian streak this year. I’ve always cooked a lot of Italian, or Italian-inspired foods, but lately it’s been Italian all the way. As I challenged myself to 4 new restaurants [...]
My beautiful, gorgeous tomato bushes are gone. It’s sad really. It makes me wonder if I’m cut out to garden my own veggies. Never mind the neverending, wonderful crop of zucchini that has been filling our table so often that I started sharing many. Never mind the spring onions that are there, abundantly, waiting to [...]
I went to Barista for lunch. It was awesome.
That sentence I just wrote, should really be enough. It was that wonderful. Barista has been nominated as one of my 4 new restaurants I need to try out this year. I went [...]
One of my 11 in ’11 goals was to host dinner once every quarter. So far I’ve managed. They might not have been super fancy parties where people were specifically invited, but still they were nice dinners with someone other than ourselves.
Just before the first quarter was over my dad stayed at our [...]
While in Milan my in laws took us to their favorite neighborhood restaurant. When looking at the menu, Laurens knew what I’d order as a primo before I did. He spotted the risotto alla Milanese on the menu and figured I’d want to eat that in Milan, just so I could compare my own version.
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