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Sunday Somethings

Sunday Somethings

Hello, Sunday. I’ve had such a nice weekend celebrating my birthday (37 this week…yup) with my friends and family. Tennis, eating, swimming, eating, cake…all the things that make having a summer birthday great. Even if it’s not your birthday, I hope your weekend was full of […]

Soft-Boiled Eggs

Soft-Boiled Eggs

So many of my friends are traipsing around Europe right now and I’m so so jealous, and I’m counting down the hours until Mom and I are heading over the seas to the lands of Scot and Ire.  It’s been too long, friends. Too long. […]

Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Hello, Monday. Whew, what a busy weekend. Kettle Corn was in town and we partied in Detroit behind the scenes at the Kenny Chesney concert, worked, worked and worked some more. Side note: If you are a small business and want to get in front […]

Asparagus and Lentil Salad

Asparagus and Lentil Salad

Salad season is still going strong here and I got one here that’s a bit different than your normal old pile of lettuce. Not that I’m down on those sorts of salads because we all know that with the right toppings and dressing, they can […]

Chipotle Corn Soup

Chipotle Corn Soup

It’s corn season!  Knee high by the fourth of July, right? I think I’ve eaten more corn this summer than ever before. Not kidding. I think it’s because it’s been exceptionally perfect this year, and also because I seem to be getting a pair of […]

Sunday Somethings

Sunday Somethings

Hello, Sunday. It’s been a busy week, with timing going faster than I can keep up with, so when the weekend came to be, I was determined to make it close to a perfect weekend. So far, so good. Sunrise tennis followed by catching up […]

Bánh mì Quesadillas

Bánh mì Quesadillas

I let the cat out the bag last time that I, on occasion, do use meal delivery services. Because like you, I find it hard to be creative sometimes, I’m too lazy to go to the store, and too bored with myself to have to […]

Almond Brittle and Salted Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream

Almond Brittle and Salted Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream

I get it, this ice cream is a mouthful. In more ways than one! It was time for another ice cream recipe and because I promised you only one a season… you got the basil with sugared strawberries for spring and well, this one’s for […]

Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Hello, Monday! The weekend was a good one. Little Buddha was in town, and Saturday could not be spared to sit in front of a computer to get this post up in time for Sunday.  I hope yours was equally enthralling and that your braved […]

Gingered Mango Lassi

Gingered Mango Lassi

We’re mid summer. It’s hot, but over here the AC is back in business and we’re feeling all right. Ready to hit the pool and the tennis courts and ride out the rest of summer!   When it’s hot, cooking is haaard. Like, I’m eating […]


Oh, The Places You'll Go

See the World: Ann Arbor

See the World: Ann Arbor

Ya’ll, I’ve lived in Ann Arbor for over a year and I can’t even believe it.  I guess time flies…well, you know how it goes. For the girl who swore up and down back in 2007 that I’d live in Chicago until my twilight years, […]

See the World: A Weekend in San Diego

See the World: A Weekend in San Diego

Hey dudes and dudettes!  Sorry, I must still be feeling those California vibes (though, no one that I met in California talked like that, so maybe I’m feeling the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle vibes). Anyhoo, I spent essentially one weekend in San Diego and managed […]

A Night in Paradise, Vietnam

A Night in Paradise, Vietnam

When planning our trip, Lettuce, Yam and I decided that we’d obviously need to unwind from our frenzied itinerary, so we booked ourselves into luxury, the perfect way to spend our last night in Vietnam before parting ways back to reality and the dreadfully long […]

Flowers in Saigon, Vietnam

Flowers in Saigon, Vietnam

We were lucky enough to plan our trip to Vietnam just before the New Year when the entire country was prepping their homes, meaning that there were flowers, flowers everywhere! Much like December for us here in the States, vendors were lined up at the […]

A Motorbike Tour Through Hue, Vietnam

A Motorbike Tour Through Hue, Vietnam

It’s time to turn back the clock a few weeks to happier times and talk about my day in Hue, perched on the back of a motorbike.  Have you ever ridden on one? It was a first for me, and hopefully not the last!  We […]


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