Repost: 3 Must Experience African Vacations

This article was passed on to me by a friend, and I’m just helping out and getting their word out there.  Like travel? Check it out.  I’ve wanted to check out Africa for some time now, and this article only makes me that much angrier I still haven’t been.  Enjoy!-L Find yourself looking up the…

My Stage at Menton

I’ve been gone a week, I know. It’s been a crazy week guys. I’ve been looking to get another cooking job and was lucky enough to find out that Menton, one of Boston’s best restaurants, is looking for a line cook. The restaurant is fine-dining french, and the Chef de Cuisine is Kristen Kish, who…

Welcome 2014!

It’s been a while, guys. It’s been a crazy new year.  I hope it’s been awesome for everyone, and I’m back now, and have plenty more food–related fun to share. For New Years, The Russian and I traveled to Maine for some serious R&R.  We rented a small cabin in the middle of nowhere.. ..and…

Recipe: Steak Sandwich

As I mentioned, The Russian and I went on a hike last weekend.  The night before, my job had some leftover steak and I wanted to make a snack for the walk.  What better way to use leftovers than in sandwiches?!? There’s no other way. I think this sandwich recipe is great for any leftover…

Hiking Day and Roasted Chicken

Right before it got to frigid to even think about going outside, The Russian and I went for a hike at Noanet peak in Dover. You can see all the way to Boston from the top of the peak, and the climb is beautiful. It was nice to get out of the city, even for…

Thanksgiving Fun!

So lets talk turkey.  Thanksgiving turkey.  How was everyone’s this year? Mine was incredible, we had a lot of family over and had even two turkeys! My mother killed it with the sides and dinner in general. Just wanted to share some photos and my favorite recipe from the night. Mom used a lot of…

My New Life as a Chef

A few weeks ago I started my new second job at The Regal Beagle, and I finally feel like I am getting into the groove of things, and I want to chat about it a bit.  I work the Garde Manger station, which is cold appetizers, salads, and desserts. My days at work usually consist…

An Ode to a Happy Life

Guys, just wanted to write a quick blog post introducing my newest pet, Ser Barristan Selmy (named after the Game of Thrones character).  He’s a seven month old puppy that just fell into The Russian and my hands. The Russian and I are very happy (though not very rested) new parents to the pooch, who…

An Awesome Opportunity, pt. 2

On Sunday, The Russian and I went to Rialto for a cooking demonstration by Jody Adams, the owner and master chef who has been a famed Boston chef for many years. This demo was made even better because Rialto had partnered with Brooklyn Brewery (made even better than the Brewery is located in my native…

Restaurant Week Bliss: No. 9 Park

Restaurant week is almost over (sad), but I have a few more stories to share (fun). Last week, The Russian and I headed over to the very fancy No. 9 Park, which is owned by Barbara Lynch, another great Boston chef, and the mentor of last season’s Top Chef winner. We walk inside, and I…