Archive | January, 2012

Leftover Avocado: What to do?


Avocado does not sit well once cut into [even if you  paint its open side with lemon or lime juice] so I had to cook with the remnants from Shaun’s zucchini casserole, and fast. I only had to search my recipe archives for about ten seconds before I figured out what to do: “Creamy Avocado Pasta” from […]

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My Apologies and More Odds


Hey. Sorry for the radio silence. I just couldn’t get into writing the past few days. There’s plenty to report [Paula Deen has diabetes, come on], but I’ve had little motivation to do so. Not sure why. I guess it’s time for a life re-cap, with some foodie news, reading news, news news, word vomit, […]

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Odds and Ends at the End


It’s the first day of the final week of the final “winter break” ever. Well, if you consider Monday the first day of the week. I do. Why doesn’t the week start on a Thursday? Thursday’s generally a non-disappointing day. But I digress in the most boring way. So yes, after seven years of having at […]

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Dealing With Discomfort


Believe it or not, I used to be a ballerina. Well, I guess a “dancer” more broadly. Most people fall on the “not” side of believing me [I trip a lot], but I guarantee you there are photos on walls of me in neon green tutus, cowboy hats and tap shoes. These exist. In my […]

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Guilty Pleasures, Recreated


One of my pre-vegetarian-guilty-pleasures in NYC was S’Mac, painfully located just a few blocks from my Alphabet City apartment. It actually should have been more dangerous than it was, but thankfully there’s only so much mac and cheese, no matter how delicious, a body can handle. I certainly pushed those limits in undergrad, though. S’Mac’s […]

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Baby Birthday Cake


Happy 20th +/- a few years birthday to Shaun! My all-star fiance. The one who deals with my whining and mess-ups and is as obsessed with coffee as me and helps me win trivia. We’ll be spending the day out celebrating at Blue Mountain Brewery [one of his favorite places in town], but I’ll give you […]

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That “Food Drunk” Feeling


Yesterday we had an experience that left us “food drunk.” Yes, that’s the best way to describe how we felt. We were completely intoxicated by this experience, and although not an ounce of alcohol was consumed, we left feeling giddy, giggly, and tipsy. [source] We spent two quiet hours at The Local with their executive chef, […]

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It’s a Cabbage. Who Knew?


In case you’re wondering: I’ve lived in eight different apartments from 2007 until today. In case you’re wondering why that’s important: I started my bar application yesterday. Not only do I need to list all eight of those apartments, I needed the exact day I moved in and moved out of each. In case you’re wondering […]

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Wedding 101: The Other Stuff


Shaun and  I have one wedding fight [thankfully, only one]. It always starts with me panicking about how I can’t “visualize the space” and worrying that it’s not going to all “come together,” proclaiming we need a “theme,” and then Shaun responding angrily, “What does ‘a theme’ even mean?” My retort is always the same, […]

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60 Coffee Beans, Tom Marvolo Riddle, Fauxcotta


I’m not sure who was on our side Tuesday night, but it was someone awesome. Shaun and I finally claimed victory at Fellini’s Trivia Night. Woo! We were always the trivia underdogs: the team of two against tables of six. But last night was made for us. Two of the four categories were “Weight Loss” […]

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