Monthly Archives: February 2014

STRAIGHT UP – THE CLASSIC NEGRONI

After obsessively checking weather.com for the past several weeks (only to be exceeded by my hypochondriac visits to WebMD), I decided I’m just no longer acknowledging winter. Cue a premature spring cleaning rampage where I basically cleared out my cabinets … Continue reading

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SUNDAY [MORNING] ANXIETY – CRANBERRY ORANGE BREAKFAST KNOTS

For talking about how much I hate baking and dessert courses, I’ve hypocritically spent a ton of time in the past few months with my KitchenAid mixer’s bread hook and whisk attachment (I have real friends too, don’t worry). On … Continue reading

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BRUNCHING – METROPOLITAN BAKERY & CAFÉ

After Friday night dinner plans at a recently-opened restaurant just did NOT live up to the hype and discovering a new (and slightly alarming) personality trait that I can be crushingly disappointed by food (it took two post-meal old fashioneds … Continue reading

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THE CLEANSE – BARBECUE TOFU & LEMON PEPPER HARICOTS VERTS

There are very few topics over which I will get into a heated debate (and by “heated debate,” I’m referencing my ability to fly into an un-tempered rage alienating both close friends and family members) and those are politics, Kate … Continue reading

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SUNDAY NIGHT ANXIETY – TRUFFLED TALEGGIO & FONTINA MUSHROOM PIZZA

Halfway through the second season of House of Cards this weekend, I decided to come up for air and maybe eat dinner. With not much in my refrigerator and too lazy to battle icy sidewalks (and leave Frank Underwood) for … Continue reading

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THE WEEKENDER – TERRAIN

Walking into Terrain is like if Martha Stewart art-directed a Secret Garden-themed issue of the Pottery Barn catalogue and the Barefoot Contessa was there to head Craft Services. With one location in Glen Mills, PA (about 30 miles outside of … Continue reading

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RESERVATIONS – BLACKFISH

(Sadly, this isn’t about orcas) I rarely venture into Conshohocken (see: the nightmarish Schuylkill Expressway). I’ve only been there twice in my life and I view it as the place you move to from Manayunk or Center City when you’re … Continue reading

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THE CLEANSE – ZUCCHINI “PASTA” WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH

The genius behind the Williams Sonoma catalog is that it convinces you that your life is not truly complete, that you have no chance for success and happiness and are doomed to an eternal misery unless you purchase their strawberry … Continue reading

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STRAIGHT UP – THE FRENCH GIMLET

After a day spent working in finance, sometimes I just want to come home and feel like a 1950’s housewife (sorry, Susan B. Anthony).  As someone born in the late eighties I have absolutely no recollection of this, but I … Continue reading

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SUNDAY NIGHT ANXIETY – CARNE ASADA TACOS WITH LIME CREME FRAICHE

I never won’t be completely infatuated with tacos (see: Chipotle). Despite falling asleep on the reg during high school Spanish class, I’m surprisingly obsessed with the Goya aisle and I’ve often followed Mexican families around the supermarket in the hope … Continue reading

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