Images (not from) New York, Chicago in July edition.

On a last-minute impulse not long before the Fourth of July, Michael turned to me one night and told me he had an itch to go somewhere for the long weekend. His first instinct was New Orleans (because neither of us can stop talking about how much we want to go back there), but all…

Lamb shishlik with pistachio tehina sauce from Zahav.

There’s a lot to like about The Deacon, the AirBnB/event space we stayed at for D & E’s wedding, but one of my favorite touches was the small collection of cookbooks they kept in the kitchen. There’s a mix of indie publishers including Cherry Bombe and Lucky Peach (RIP), but I also smiled at seeing…

Lombardy-style pizza with sausage, rosemary, and an egg on top.

As much as I understand Michael’s desire to minimize the amount of heat that we pump into our apartment during the summer, I still can’t help myself from longing for homemade pizza even when it’s hot AF outside. Part of it is a desire to enjoy the bounty of summer on a pizza crust, and…

Chicken wings with garlic and sherry, Spanish-style.

A very silly problem in the life of a food blogger is that in your quest to try lots of food, you end up neglecting favorite recipes until you make them randomly and then berate yourself for not making them sooner. Having arrived home after a little jaunt a few weeks ago, I was on…

The unique experience of bourbon tasting in Louisville.

One activity I couldn’t squeeze in during our recent trip to Louisville was going to one of the local distilleries and do a bourbon tasting. There are a few in the downtown area, but unfortunately, most of them are either not open Sunday-Tuesday or they only hold tasting during business hours, which meant I would…