Five Whole Days

James Beard Foundation

I dropped off Brad this morning at 5AM for the most amazing and exciting business trip yet. He is cooking with my boss, Andrew Kirschner, and representing Tar & Roses at the James Beard House in Manhattan. The James Beard … Continue reading

Lemon & Goat Cheese Risotto

Lemon and Goat Cheese Risotto

One of the best decisions I ever made was to take a cooking class while I studied abroad in Florence. The few years after that study abroad, I was in charge of Christmas dinner.  We would have a feast full … Continue reading

Maryland Summer Break

My legs may be absolutely covered with mosquito bites, but I just had a really amazing trip home to Maryland. And not just because of the potato chips… It started off with this little guy, who greeted me wearing the … Continue reading

A Toast-y Weekend

Since this weekend has been full of a lot of work, catching up on things around the house, and financial planning… I’m pretending like it is still last weekend, when the Toasts were in town and I joined in on … Continue reading

Spaghetti Carbonara

In college, I spent a summer in Florence.  I remember being homesick and not loving my living situation, but nonetheless, absolutely falling in love with the city. The smells.  The amazingly old architecture.  The gardens.  The bustling market.  The street … Continue reading