Summer Strawberry Bruschetta

summer has arrived and we are so happy to see it! nothing spurs creativity like a good craving. with strawberries in season, i couldn’t resist picking a basket up from the farmer’s market! these simple, yet elegant crostinis will be the perfect addition to this weekend’s gatherings. these are so simple to make, it’s almost embarrassing. slice more »

Travel Tip Thursday | Chicago Restaurant Week

for those of you in the windy city this weekend, chicago restaurant week starts saturday! restaurant week is (besides the greatest idea ever) an ideal time to try out the city’s hottest restaurants through pre-set brunches, lunches and dinners at reasonable prices. here’s the list of participating restaurants. also this weekend is randolph street market, discussed last more »

Travel Tip Thursday | Rome

okay, let’s be honest… most food in italy is outstanding. however, i can recommend the obvious: avoid touristy places/menus with pictures. and, if you can muster up the courage to ask a local where their favorite trattoria is (in italian), you can’t lose. between italian sentence fragments and hand gestures, we got directions to Hostaria more »

Travel Tip Thursday | London

you know you like a restaurant when you eat at it more than once on a weekend trip. that was my experience with Dishoom, a bombay café in london (two locations: one in shoreditch, one in covent garden) dishoom provides an eccentric, yet cozy, environment perfect for meeting up with friends or grabbing lunch with more »