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…

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…

The Spicy Brazilian as inspired by Palace in Miami Beach.

After my first trip to Little Havana, I Ubered back over to South Beach as the weather had improved significantly by the early afternoon and I wanted to take a stroll down Ocean Drive and take in the hist ts smack dab in the middle of it all, and because it was so nice that…

Mushroom eggs from Basque Country for Sunday brunch.

While I won’t say that every brunch dish we make at home won’t actually be brunch-ish or brunch-adjacent, I have to admit that this new little exercise of ours is encouraging me to scour my cookbooks for the dishes I felt would always be perfect for that time of day first. Since most of them…

Gail Simmons’ Bloody Mary Eggs from Bringing it Home.

Something I’m trying to do as we head into winter is to make brunch at home once or twice a month, in part to switch things up, but also as a way to cook in natural light when the sun sets at 5 PM every day. This doesn’t mean that we will always make something…