Category Neighborhoods

Shakshuka with Spiced Chickpeas

Jump to recipe–> One of the things I loved about living in Boston is the way the city is organized into neighborhood-villages. Technically, I lived in Newton Centre, a township just west of Boston. Newton Centre, like many other neighborhoods in and around Boston, is an actual CENTER. To Texans, that’s kind of like telling […]

Jalapeno Cheddar Beer Bread with Bacon and Honey Butter // Waco’s New Craft Beer Store

A couple weeks I got to sit down with an old friend, Jeremy Toledo, owner of Toledo’s Hop Shop in downtown Waco, for a story in a local arts publication, Waco Weekly. I’ve known Jeremy since my college days, when he was my manager at a local drafthouse. I think it’s common for Baylor alumni […]

Blogging from Bham: Day 1 and Visiting Veranda on Highland

Blogging from Bham. The food blog conference is in full swing, and after a day of intensive food photography and styling and a pretty sweet preparty, complete with pimiento and chicken ‘n’ waffles, I’m really looking forward to the main events tomorrow. Today at the conference, I got to meet a ton of other food […]

Blogging from Bham

I’m in Birmingham, Alabama this weekend, friends. Excuse the break from tradition this evening while I share travel tales instead of recipes. I have to admit, when I signed up for Food Blog South, it was the conference that lured me, not necessarily the town. Before coming here, I didn’t know a whole lot about […]

Kale Bowls and Boston Nostalgia

One time when I was still living in Boston, I fired up the stove (the gas kind, that makes those nice click sounds as it lights) and slapped down a sauté pan. From the next room, I heard the Roomz II say, “Are you making kale?” Kind of freaked out, I answered with a slow, […]

Boston Food Truck Throwdown

Hi kids! No recipes today (and that means no work for you). Just sit back and check out these photos from a day out in Boston. Saturday there was a Food Truck Throwdown on the Greenway in Boston. Nine trucks came from New York and nine represented ye olde Boston towne. There was voting, but […]

Thinking about Boston today, a city I’ve come to know and love. Keeping all of the people affected in my heart.

Happy Spring Salad

Spring is here, and so am I! My last semester as an MA student (fingers crossed) is in full swing. After a relaxing weekend on Long Island with the Roomz’s wonderful family, I spent a whirlwind week preparing for the ACIS conference in Chicago. I just got back from Chicago last night, and the twilight […]

Adventures in Cities + Travel Recovery Italian White Beans

A couple weeks ago, Teju Cole, author of Open City (2011), came to Boston College to talk about his novel, his photographs, and his relationship with cities. He is one of those writers who seems to be professionally cool. Cole returned from the Congo only a few days before his visit to BC, and he […]

Albuquerque Green Chile Sauce

I’m signed up to attend a massive writing conference in Boston this week. These “literary events,” as I have dubbed them in my head, are one of the major things I’ll miss about ye olde Beantown. I’ve never been in a more literary city–including Paris, though I was only there for three days and visited […]