The Duck. It’s, it’s smiling…

Growing up in an Italian family in the suburbs, Peking Duck was something we heard about, but never ate. Sure we would have the occasional Friday night Chinese food, but it usually included Shrimp in Lobster Sauce, Lo Mein, or Beef with Broccoli. I’ve had rabbit, venison and if you recall, I did have duck…

It’s (Un)Officially Summer!

Happy Friday!!  Woohoo, it’s the weekend and for me (any maybe some of you) it’s also a short work day.  Can’t wait to enjoy the very Summer-like weather outside today before I pack and head back to PA for a family-fun weekend.  A big shout out to the greatest guy in my life, my Dad,…

Splendid Seafood!

With the threat of torrential rains and possible lighting at bay I made a detour to the Upper West Side last night for dinner.  I had heard great things about a seafood “shack” called Luke’s Lobster.  There are multiple locations in the city and they even have a food truck called Nauti!  Shack, it is…

Comfy Weekend Lunch

Hi!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  And you stayed dry.  I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I tend to do the most cooking on the weekend.  And this one was no exception.  Yesterday, the cold and rainy weather was begging me to make a brunch/lunch that was comforting. On Friday…

Mom, thank you for being a friend

Happy Foodless Friday!  Some weeks, trying to decide what to fill this space with will elude me.  But this week I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  As every greeting card store, flower shop and jewelry store has reminder us, Sunday in Mother’s Day.  But the biggest arrangement or most poetic card never seems…

Animal Crackers in my soup…

There are few things from childhood that I loved more than a box of animal crackers.  I would carry the box around like my own little purse and I was always prepared if I was ever stranded without a snack.  I would march them around the table, the zebras played with the lions.  It was…

Teapots, window displays, oh my!

Is it possible that one place can warrant two posts in a row?  When that place had as much to offer as Fortnum and Mason it sure can!  After experiencing the fabulous afternoon tea, we strolled through the multiple floors of luxurious china tea sets, kitchenware, row after row of Easter treats and even some…

Tea at Fortnum and Mason

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a great weekend!  After 2 weeks of being back in the States from an amazing trip to London I have gotten all my photos uploaded and can’t wait to share with you one of the best afternoons I spent in London, having tea at the St. James Restaurant in Fortnum and…