I was not prepared to turn 29, but like taxes, gray hairs and death, 29 is an inevitability. It’s a weird feeling. On one hand I’m finally aging into my personality, and on the other there’s a distinct sense of losing my youth. To celebrate, I treated myself to a two-hour Asian Grocery Tour and … More Discover Cleveland Food: Ice Or Rice Tour Review
Well, it’s the end of September, I’m officially in my late twenties, and I haven’t blogged since June. Many changes have come since then, the biggest of which is the news that I’m moving out the country in June 2016 to serve with the U.S. Peace Corps. So, that’s my excuse. If you’d like to … More Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
A few weeks ago, as Winter began to loosen its grip on Northeast Ohio, I woke up early one Saturday determined to extract every bit of daylight from the day. I had been ready for spring for ages. The frigid temperatures had seeped into my bones and my mood, leaving everything gray and cold. I was determined to make something … More Making gravlax.
I returned from my travels last week and I’m still sifting through all my photos and notes. The brainstorming and outlining have begun. I’ll post links to the finished travel stories once they’re published, which looks to be sometime in January 2015. I’ve got a great angle with the food/restaurant story. It was Friday night and … More Travelogue: Chattanooga trip, days 3-5.
Wordless Wednesday. Places visited: TN Riverwalk, Sugar’s Big Time BBQ and Tennessee Aquarium. All located in Chattanooga.
The alarm clock in my hotel room is eighteen minutes slow. I find it so endearingly southern that I can’t bring myself to fix it. Plus I’m staying in a converted train car from the 1900s and convinced myself I’ll break something hugely important and expensive…and they have my credit card number on file. … More Travelogue: Chattanooga, Tennessee. Day One.
Though I did recently make a variation on this Finnish flatbread, my oven and stove haven’t seen much action recently. That doesn’t mean I haven’t had great meals. In the past few weeks I’ve visited an Ohio City staple, Market Garden Brewery, which was exceptional as always; stopped for a kick ass burger at Fox & Hound … More Stove off. Travel on.
If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know that I spent the weekend in Athens, Ohio, home to my alma mater, Ohio University. I went to visit one of my old roommates/friend who lives and works in Athens, and to see OU’s CHAMPION HOCKEY TEAM participate in an American Cancer Society charity tournament. The opposing … More Diet debauchery: my nostalgic weekend food binge
I’ve been thinking about travel recently. Specifically, how I say I want to but somehow I seem to just stay put. Granted, I’m just a stone’s throw away from being a modern day hermit. Personally, I love the sound of the word “hermitage,” which is a hermit’s dwelling/residence/hideaway. Some may think creepy, and yet I … More Will travel for gravy.
We’re short handed at work, and as a consequence, my cooking has down down the tube. Now when I stop by the grocery store, I try to pick up things that are already semi-ready to eat or take little additional preparation. After work I’ve found myself just lying on the couch looking at my kitchen … More A classic night in.