Ramps! Ramps! Ramps!

With the onset of spring, for most cooks (myself included), there is one product I am always very excited for: Ramps. These wild spring onions are foraged material, with a short season, only lasting a few weeks to maybe a month.  The taste of a raw ramp can usually be described as zingy, a mix…

You Should be Making This Chamomile Vinegar

For those who know me, it comes as little surprise that I am writing about making your own vinegar.  For years I have been obsessed with the stuff- using it to pickle literally every vegetable I can get my hands on, making interesting dressings, and just generally learning and trying new vinegar to add into…

Crazy- Amazing Stuffed Squid

As much as I love to write about cooking, I myself am a professional cook in my everyday life (which explains why I almost never have time to post).  One of the many amazing things about my line of work is the incredible people I have met along the way.  Don’t get me wrong, the…

Recipe: Basil Salt

Last week, my garden was overrun with basil.  I didn’t know what to do, as the space was competing with tomatoes, and the tomatoes were quickly winning.  It’s a massacre out there for all the other veggies. I have been doing everything I can to preserve the beautiful basil my garden produced, and this recipe…

Recipe:Stuffed Squash Blossoms

This summer, I finally decided to tackle something that I have been either too busy, or too afraid to tackle: My very own garden.  I know it sounds silly, but I have dreamed of growing my own food for some time now.  I have to say, it has certainly been a learning experience.  What to…

My Top 10 in New York City

This summer, differing from my normal intentions of plenty of beach time and music, I spent my summer working hard during an internship, a taste of what my life is to become in the coming years post culinary school. I was lucky enough to land an internship at Gramercy Tavern, a New York institution as…

Restaurant Week Bliss: Kitchen

Restaurant Week was last week, guys. As I have stated before, I love Restuarant Week. Although the prices are a little north of what I usually post, since its still a steal (apps, entrees, and dessert at these places is definitely more than $38 a person) I think it still applies as frugal. This year,…

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…

Recipe: Moms Roasted Potatoes

What a crazy month it’s been. Besides picking up a third job, I’m moving this week and decided to visit my parents home in New York this weekend. I’m glad I did, because I was looking for a new recipe to blog about, and then my mom served me her roasted potatoes. Problem solved. Thanks…

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…