El Centro D.F

So last Monday was President’s Day, as if we all needed another reason to remember that Donald Trump is sitting in the most prestigious chair in the world.  Grateful nonetheless for the day off and seizing the opportunity to drink away our sorrows, my pals and I decided there was no better way to spend […]

Serafina Boston

We celebrated Valentine’s Day last week at Serafina, a modern Italian eatery in Boston’s Financial District with a cool bar scene and plenty of seating. It was my first time there and I was not disappointed despite our last minute dinner reservation on one of the restaurant industry’s busiest nights. I stalked the dinner menu […]

Jamie Oliver’s Eggplant Parmesan with Prosciutto

Happy Friday everyone!! Recently I spent a Sunday just cooking up a storm in my little studio, blasting songs on Spotify and salivating over the heaps of food I’d have for the week.  My first dish? This version of eggplant parm, skinnified (is that a word? it is now) and with our own dinna ladies […]


As a Bostonian, I am very familiar with snowstorms and Nor’easters but three storms in a span of just a couple of days is enough to exhaust even the most hardy New Englander. On Sunday night after hours spent in the car driving through snow on the way home from skiing in New Hampshire, the […]

The Perfect Steak

As an enthusiastic carnivore, I have searched high and low for how to make the perfect steak.  I can cook one up on the grill pretty well on my own (thanks Dad for years of practice!), but I needed to figure out a way to make a mouthwatering piece of meat whilst restricted to a […]

Veggie- filled Quesadilla

Let’s face it: we could all use some more vegetables in our lives. Apparently they are good for you, especially the colorful ones so sometimes (and that means rarely) I try to do a few meatless meals per week, substituting my meaty protein for salmon or just piling my plate high with veggies. After this […]

DC Restaurant Week: China Chilcano

It’s the best week of the year! AKA restaurant week! AKA the week that I can afford to indulge at the best DC restaurants for only $35! So yes, I definitely take advantage. On Monday, my two best friends and I chose one of the legendary Jose Andres hot spots: China Chilcano. This funky Chinatown […]