Vegetable Soup

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garbage soup. that was the name i gave the dish i made most often when i first moved to the city. i’m a real martha stewart if you haven’t figured it out by now. when i first came to chicago, i didn’t know anything. i had one friend who lived in the suburb. i didn’t…

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Smoky Butternut Squash Fries

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i’m a firm believer that when it comes to somethings, you should never compromise. never settle for anything less than the realest, truest version of it. like sheets. meats and fresh produce. handshakes. handbags. words. jeans. spices, oils and salts. cashmere. skincare. love. then, there are other things that you can skimp on. things you…

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Jalapeno Deviled Eggs with Smoked Paprika

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riddle me this one. it’s midtwenties in Chicago this morning, yet allergies are up my nose, out my eyes and making me feel like I’m flying over the cuckoos nest. touché, pollen. the upside is i’m more than #blessed by my coworkers 13 times a day when i sneeze. i was away on business the…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds and Hazelnuts

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it’s days like these that i’m relieved i’m single. did you ever see that SATC episode where carrie talks about secret single behavior? it’s like that. because i want brussels sprouts for the 19th day in a row. and i want to have a glass of white wine. and then i want to take a…

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Mediterranean Dip

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well hey there august, aren’t you a sneaky little bugger? i feel like july just irish goodbye-d on me without even having a drink at my party. i’ve had tinder dates that have lasted longer. i swear. i feel excited. i don’t know why but i feel like something exciting is just around the corner….

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