Crispy Prosciutto & Sage Chicken with Sautéed Greens

Hey all. Here’s a simple yet delicious and easy weeknight recipe when you’re looking to cook a bit more *upscale.*  Don’t mind the giant chunks of garlic you see in the sauteed greens, I can’t find my chopping knife and am hopefully getting a knife set for Christmas (looking at you, Santa). I’ve never had my own knife set before. I literally had one cutting … Continue reading Crispy Prosciutto & Sage Chicken with Sautéed Greens

Zucchini Boats

My parents just left for a two week Mediterranean cruise involving Tuscan wine tours and Greek islands. It is their 25th wedding anniversary gift to themselves, to spend 14 days across the world together, away from their very own lovely daughters (even though I live two hours away and don’t seem them everyday already) but 14 days they just could not imagine spending with the … Continue reading Zucchini Boats

Sautéed Greens and Beets

Before Sunday, I had not tried beets before. The opportunity just never seemed to present itself; certainly if it had I would have pondered curiously at the delightfully fluorescent red creatures, creatures which shamefully remind me of the screaming baby Mandrake roots in Harry Potter, sniffed their raw, baked potato-like essence and poked with my tongue to taste. I have no recollection of ever seeing … Continue reading Sautéed Greens and Beets

What I Always Have on My Grocery List (for Market Basket because Trader Joes would be widely different)

Whole wheat bread Eggs Sharp cheddar cheese and crackers Feta cheese for salads Ground beef or ground turkey Chicken Carrots Onions or shallots Tomatoes Avocados Peppers Apples Coconut oil Quinoa White wine Spinach So Delicious ‘Mint’ Coconut milk ice cream Bertolli frozen pasta (for when I really don’t feel like cooking or caring) their Mediterranean grilled chicken and roasted vegetable or Chicken florentine is mouthwatering. … Continue reading What I Always Have on My Grocery List (for Market Basket because Trader Joes would be widely different)

Cinnamon Plum Tea and Limoncello Cake: India, Providence

Henna tattoos, a pink jewel studded gypsy dancer with long red hair, dimmed lights and hanging flower pots near an outdoor waterfall. The outdoor seating is under a canopy of flowered vines sparkling with lights,  the tables are decked with thick yellow napkins and hanging swings for seats. Mom raved about this place to our family for months until we finally went during spring break. … Continue reading Cinnamon Plum Tea and Limoncello Cake: India, Providence

Few of My Favorite Things (From Trader Joes)

One of the best aspects of going home for the weekend is picking up a few things, or $50 worth of things at Trader Joes. I remember when they first opened in our area and I would get excited to tag along with mom to grocery shop because they have free samples. The workers wore floral Hawaiian shirts, and the inside of the building was … Continue reading Few of My Favorite Things (From Trader Joes)

Corfu: With Exclusive Photos Not on Facebook!

Wow. These past few days have consisted of some of the most BREATHTAKING moments of MY LIFE. I am unsure of how to even begin describing how beautiful Greece is. So I’ll start off with how Ash and I spent our 3 days between London and Greece. After our flight from London to Pisa on Monday morning, and then a train ride from Pisa to … Continue reading Corfu: With Exclusive Photos Not on Facebook!

High and Lows

Last weekend Ashley and I decided to FINALLY climb the Duomo, aka, Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. The Duomo is the largest brick dome ever constructed, an old Italian church, one of the most famous tourist attractions of Tuscany, and our backyard! To climb the Duomo, you must enter through the side, not the front, which the is the front door to the church. Ashley and … Continue reading High and Lows