Category Archives: food

united states of cheese


These cheese boards are seriously amazing.
Handmade by etsy seller AHeirloom

{via a cup of joe}

ming makes cupcakes

I just came across this website ming makes cupcakes and despite having just had a huge lunch with some of my favorite ladies – I am all of a sudden VERY hungry for dessert. This wonderfully simple website is full of decadent recipes and beautiful pictures that make me want to get in the kitchen and bake! yum!

los angeles local listing: lazy ox canteen

(via Los Angeles Times)
(via los angeles times) complementary toasted peruvian corn
(via kevineats) marinated yellowtail… ours was served sans pomegranates
(via yelp) black and blueberry cobbler

Last night I had one of the best meals I have had in a long time, which is exactly why I have decided to make the Lazy Ox Canteen my first review of a Los Angeles restaurant on the blog! Dining downtown is something I rarely do when I head west for a visit, but that certainly will no longer be the case. Highlights of the meal included marinated yellowtail perfectly seasoned over avocado with a dollop of creme fraiche and hash browns, fried artichoke with a honey dipping sauce, caramelized cauliflower and sauteed squid with cabbage and lentils. Thank goodness we decided to continue the delicious experience with the blueberry and blackberry crumble served with vanilla ice cream and fresh whipped cream. Seriously, it was nothing short of extraordinary. If you are in the LA area this restaurant is a must! A true celebration of culinary awesomeness and marvelous ingredients. Cheers!

Lazy Ox Canteen
241 S. San Pedro St. (between 2nd and 3rd streets)
(213) 626-5299

steel straws

I have a confession. While in LA in early January I had drinks at The Roger Room, an excellent bar with delicious drinks that come served with a metal straw. On my way out, I put the straw my purse. I know, I know this is technically stealing – but I had never had the pleasure of drinking from a steel straw before and probably had had a few too  many to drink… Anyway – thrilled to have come across the Brook Farm General Store because now I know where to buy my own! Trust me, these guys would be a fantastic addition for a cocktail party. They add the perfect zing to already tasty drinks!

local listing: Locanda Verde

I had the pleasure of eating at TriBeCa restaurant Locanda Verde yesterday for brunch (with two of my favorite ladies…) and let me tell you – this is one of my most favorite restaurants I have been to in a long time. Owned by Robert DeNiro, this lovely spot is attached to the Greenwich Hotel and the kitchen is run by head chef Andrew Carmellini formerly of A Voce and Café Boulud fame. Locanda Verde serves Italian food the right way, with a menu full of unique and comforting choices and an execution that has me longing for more. Incredible ambiance, wow-worthy fare, a dynamic bar scene, and the potential for that quintessential outdoor seating when the weather warms, makes me eager to return.

Corner of North Moore and Greenwich in TriBeCa

{image via kimberly belle}

perfectly pickled

When I was back in Los Angeles in December my mom made her grandmother’s pickle recipe and they were INCREDIBLE. While simple mason jars work perfectly and look nice too, these jars from Burgon & Ball are even better. I only wish they came in a larger size…

popsicle time

Today is the first day in New York that has made me feel like spring is here and summer will be here soon enough. If I wasn’t working I would be outside soaking in the sunshine and ideally eating a popsicle. Hence the post. The Zoku Quick Pop Maker only takes seven minutes to freeze (talk about some instant gratification!) and you can use fresh fruit juice (or anything you’d like)…