Fishtag You’re It

Well I am happy to report that after an unexpected yet lingering pain I am now Gallbladder free and recovering nicely.  Now that I’m on the mend I can finally get back to that little thing called writing a blog. Today’s post is overdue, mostly because a lot of my posts end up as drafts…

Happy Toasted Marshmallow Day!

Can you believe there is a day to celebrate the Toasted Marshmallow?  I’m just upset I didn’t come up with it first!  I love toasted marshmallows.  I was a camp counselor in college and for Masquerade Day one year I went as a Roasty Toasty Marshmallow.  My mom helped make my costume out of batting…

Review of Starbucks Bistro Box: Chipotle Chicken Wraps

Between the rain and therefore a shorter walk combined with the appealing, yet unwanted protein shake powder at my desk my lunch options were slim today. And, I’m trying to lose weight (when am I not?) so the deli downstairs was off limits too- the plantains and meatloaf at the hot food bar were too…

Happy Birthday, Wienermobile!

The Wienernobile.  An All-American symbol of the foodie nation that we live in and love.  No matter what age we are, seeing that giant orange and yellow symbol driving down the highway brings a smile to children of all ages.  I have been blessed to see the Wienermobile a few times in my life but…

Ice Cream Party!

We are having an ice cream sundae party at work today (have I mentioned how much I love my job?) and thought you, my readers, deserve a little ice cream too. Enjoy! This is a cone of pistachio goat’s milk ice cream that I had in Borough Market during my trip to London. I was…

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…

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…

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…

Guess Who’s Back?!

Hello my readers!  I am back from my jaunt across the pond.  First I want to thank my sister Katina for taking over while I was away.  What an amazing experience England was.  Of course we saw preparations for the upcoming wedding, but aside from that there was history to savor, sounds, smells and views…

Happy Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring!  The weather may be a little colder today than Friday, but today is the official start of Spring.  Tonight at 7:20pm to be exact.  The first of Spring is also the “official opening day” of a Spring and Summer staple, Rita’s .  When all the seasonal-only stores open up. Growing…

I’m Not Irish, but you can Kiss Me Anyway

I went into a foodie coma today.  What can I say?  Somehow Saint Patrick’s Day has become an unofficial foodie day.  As you may already know I’m all-Italian so my mom never made things like Shepard’s Pie or Corned Beef and Cabbage.  She did however make Cabbage and Beans as a first course on cold…