French Press Chai Latte

This weekend in New York was so cold that it seemed unbearable to do anything other than cozy up with a book, some warm beverages, and spend time in the kitchen. I’m lucky to live in Kensington, Brooklyn — a neighborhood with a lot of great grocery shopping. There are a ton of Indian speciality…… Continue reading French Press Chai Latte

Tahini Chip Cookies (Raw + Vegan!)

My obsession with raw, vegan cookies is sort of a dirty secret. I’m neither raw nor vegan, but sometimes I want a snack that feels like a cookie but is actually legitimate food. Raw vegan “baked” goods fill this niche perfectly. The best thing about them is that you don’t 100% need a recipe or any…… Continue reading Tahini Chip Cookies (Raw + Vegan!)

Dutch Baby

I’m a sweet and savory for breakfast kind of person: there is no or in my vocabulary. If I’m having bacon or sausage with a classic diner breakfast, I pour syrup on the whole thing. If I order french toast, I want a side of something cured and salty. In that weird hibernation period between Christmas and…… Continue reading Dutch Baby

Pierog: Poppyseed Strudel

This year, the Gastrognome and I decided to make the traditional Ukranian Christmas Eve meal, start to finish, completely from scratch. In years past, his mother would purchase the items from a Ukranian church, toss it all in the oven, and call it good — and it was good, at least the one time I had…… Continue reading Pierog: Poppyseed Strudel


After three days of running around holiday-ing with the family, my husband and I settled in for a lazy Sunday of apologizing to the cat for leaving her alone for so long. In the midst of Christmas shopping, listening to The Muppet Christmas Carol soundtrack, and making soup out of a leftover roasted duck carcass,…… Continue reading HICKORY VANILLA MARSHMALLOW FLUFF