April 27, 2018

So we've established my matcha obsession in an earlier post. I love matcha in just about every form I've encountered it. 

And guys, I'll admit it. I have a great weakness for puppy chow. I'm not sure what it is about that stuff, but I had it for the first time in high s...

April 17, 2018

Just a quick post today. It's been quite a week full of travel and busyness, so I've slacked off here rather terribly. My apologies! 

In penance, here is one of my favorite cocktail recipes I've put together this past year. This is one of the cocktail trifecta I created...

For the degree I'm obsessed with taro currently, it's a bit surprising that I've only known it existed for about a year now. My college roommate came to visit us on her way to Turkey last year and we took her to one of our favorite places for dinner - Santouka ramen. I...

I remember being jealous beyond reason of my childhood friends for one particular delicacy they were allowed to consume. No, not the candy bars and Happy Meals (though let's be honest, those were definitely the runners up for Little Whitney). This was no mere junk food...

March 20, 2018

It's been a bit of a hectic week, so today will just be a quick post. But I wanted to keep up the Sober Tuesday tradition since there are only two more left in Lent! Granted I can keep them up after that too, but Lent was the premise, so Lenten mocktails you shall get.

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March 16, 2018

I heard some statistic a few months back that referenced how a ridiculously high percentage of people who listed “guacamole” in their online dating profiles ended up either being contacted more frequently or some other measure of a “good success rate” in such things. W...

March 13, 2018

So today's post is a "guest recipe" if you will. This manhattan cocktail inspired cup o' coffee is an Aaron original.

While we were dating, there was a coffee shop in Indianapolis we frequented that served cocktail-esque coffee creations, one of which was a cold brew ma...

Guys. I did it. I finally made a cake for no reason at all, which means I could cut out a slice and photograph it without being crippled by the thought of serving a party cake with a missing slice. I realize this is pretty much a non-accomplishment, but I was very prou...

There are few things I love more than a nice, tart lemon curd. The trouble often is, while you can get some quite good store-bought brands, they're inevitably just too sweet for me. I realize this is mostly because I have a fairly low sweetness tolerance, but there it...

February 27, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants is a fancy taco joint about a mile from our apartment. We've been going there for years - in fact we went to A Toda Madre for dinner the night Aaron proposed. This may have been strategic because I defy you to be anything but amenable af...

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