Recipe: Cilantro Mojitos

I love cilantro.  Love it.  Love it.  Now, while I understand that this is a controversial herb, according to this article, those who dislike cilantro can’t help it.  It’s cool.  If you don’t like it, I’m sorry, but if you do, this recipe is awesome.  For those who can taste the delicate herb, listen up:…

Restaurant Week Bliss: Rialto

So its restaurant week.  I’m super excited about it, and to start off my two weeks of paradise in Boston, I decided to start off with a long–overdue spot: Rialto. Not only is it considered one of the best in Boston, a friend of mine, Jacki from Just Add Cheese, works there and has told…

Battle of the Burger a.k.a. my first Sous Chef experience

So as I mentioned yesterday, the Executive Chef at my job asked me to be one of his Sous Chefs for the Battle of the Burger, hosted by Boston Magazine.  Eighteen of the city’s best burgers under one roof, with 1,000 attendees to judge and vote for the winner.  Can I cook for it without…

Shark Week Recipe: “Shark Infested Waters” drink

So it’s time for my third installment of my Shark Week inspired menu, and of course, I need a drink (don’t we all). I came up with this cocktail, which I call “Shark Infested Waters” it’s a little sweet, which The Russian loved, but if you’re more of a tart drinker use lemon or grapefruit…

Check out some posts I did on BuzzFeed

In an attempt to make something of myself, I have been applying to real–life jobs for a little bit (though I would never abandon this blog no matter what job I have), and one of those jobs is at BuzzFeed, which is a sweet website that brings new and interesting news to the masses in…

I barely made it back but I still have a recipe

I made it back from Camp Bisco, guys.  Just barely.  It was a great weekend, full of friends, music, and pretty decent weather. And dancing.  Lots of dancing.  When I first got back from Bisco I slept 24 hours, and I still have yet to get out of bed. The funny thing is, I’m sure…

Tasty Travel: The Landing at 7 Central

Being inspired by my upcoming travels, I wanted to share a great place I found that’s not to far away from Boston, so those who cannot fly anywhere can at least have a mini–getaway. So a few weeks ago The Russian and I took the commuter rail (gotta stay frugal) to Singing Beach in Manchester–by–the–Sea….

Frugal Foodie in Florida!

So this Tuesday, The Russian and I are joining some friends in (hopefully) sunny Ft. Lauderdale.  My friend from college has a pretty large house out there and is letting us stay for the week. While I will try to post on the food and sun, I am not sure how often I will get…

Marathon Patriot Gala Nomfest

Last night, I was lucky enough to get to check out the Marathon Patriot Gala hosted by the Newbury Street League. Once again, people coming together to help others by eating. My kind of event for the food, but I missed the memo on the fancy level. I’m decidedly causal pretty much all the time,…