Summertime Salsa Verde

Summer is finally here! It seems like this year has flown by, and I’m trying not to let the same thing happen to summertime.  Its beautiful outside, the sun is finally beating down on us, and there is produce everywhere.  Spring and summertime get me very excited to get into the kitchen and try new…

Ending One Chapter, Starting Another

Recently (finally), I graduated from culinary school.  It’s amazing! My love of cooking has definitely taken me down a path I could not have predicted.  Of course the obvious (and often asked) question is: “what’s next?” In short, to cook. As much as possible and as for as many people as possible.  I’m not a…

Fall Beginnings

I know it’s been forever, and that’s my fault. Working as chef can zap any energy I once had to write, and a summer mending a broken heart can take away enthusiasm to share my culinary experiences. My summer was spent working hard as an intern, exploring New York City’s food scene, and being inspired…

Making Cheese

Who doesn’t like cheese? Nobody, that’s who. Luckily, I’ve found out how to make some cheese at home, for those who want to try something new. It’s easy, fast, and definitely a great way to spend some time on a snowy day like most of us Northeasters had today. So I decided on goat cheese,…

Cheap Eats: @Union

Who doesn’t love brunch? No one, that’s who. I personally love breakfast foods without having to wake up at breakfast times (read: before noon). That’s why I’m happy to live in a college town; I’m not alone in these beliefs. I’m also not alone in being frugal (read: broke), and when I heard about @Union,…

Cheap Eats: The Hop, Beacon, New York

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to get to go home and see my parents for a bit. I didn’t just steal my mom’s recipe from her, I also went out into the town as well. I’d been meaning to try The Hop for a bit, since I’ve only heard good things from friends that…

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Originally posted on annie's cooking lab:
This is one of the first recipes I flagged from Deb’s Smitten Kitchen Cookbook and I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to try these Stuffed Poblano Peppers. I love sweet corn in the summer and it goes perfectly with the slightly spicy pobano peppers. I know…

Restaurant Week Happiness: Upstairs on the Square

To finish up my obsession with Restaurant Week The Russian and I went to Upstairs on the Square, which I was really excited about.  I have to say, there were some hits, and a couple of misses (notice how I didn’t title my post Restaurant Week “Bliss”). First off, the restaurant looks really cool. I…

Check out my new Travel article post!

  So my third and final guest post on Tripologist came out today, and it’s about nightlife in Buenos Aires.  Interested? Of course you are! Check it out by clicking on the picture. -L

BostonFest 2013

The past week has been a great week for food events.  The exec chef at my job asked me a few weeks ago to help him cook in the Battle of the Burger, which is today, and I couldn’t be more excited.  I’ve never cooked for anyone other than friends and family, and the first…

Recipe: Sangria Floats

Finally, it’s summer, and its so hot outside that you get that sticky feeling all over your body. Not going to lie, I love the heat. The Russian and I will be hitting the beach very soon (and for the rest of the summer).  Before the heat wave hit, however, I found this awesome recipe…