brazi burger

In the world of burgers, there are endless iterations. Even the word “burger” is so loosely defined that is is nearly impossible to exclude any food even remotely resembling the traditional American variety. The word “burger,” like “pizza,” is like the genus classification of certain foods – those with some sort of patty-like fodder consumed…

being a working mom is actually hard

Really hard. The last several months have left me feeling like I am stuck in a tornado of banality. My life is a constant playlist of the following tracks playing on repeat: Folding laundry Cleaning the kitchen Answering emails Holding a 25 lb 8 month old (my shoulder is killing me) Folding laundry part 2…

yesterday’s nosh

So much good food yesterday. Breakfast was green eggs and green toast. I added some liquid aminos to my avocado and mashed it up and spread it on toast. It’s almost better than butter. Plus scrambled eggs with cheddar and broccoli. Yum. I had an apple as a snack in the morning. Then for lunch…

auld lang syne

Probably my favorite holiday song. It isn’t a Christmas song, but it is traditionally sung to bring in the new year. A loose translation is “long, long ago,” or “days gone by.” It is beautiful. Here is the entire English translation: Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be…

thalita’s caipirinha

A Brazilian cocktail which is especially refreshing during the hot steamy months of Brazilian summer. If you cannot find Cachaça, use vodka instead. Ingredients 2 limes, quartered 2 TB of sugar (or more, to taste) 1 to 2 oz of Caipirinha lots of ice Muddle the lime and sugar together in the bottom of a cocktail…

twelve drummers drumming

There are actually 12 days of Christmas. I am not sure if you knew that. In our family, we celebrate the last night of Christmas, the 12th night. I hosted my first 12th night party this year. My dad’s mom actually started the tradition (which hails from medieval Europe). My grandfather was a doctor in…

hosting friendsgiving: thursday

Thanksgiving morning. The big day. Time to let your hosting prowess shine. I apologize in advance for not getting a ton of pictures during the feasting (or of the finished products). After days of cooking, and a little too much champagne, we just wanted to eat. Basically, if you have pepper appropriately, you can begin…

hosting friendsgiving: wednesday

Ok guys so Thanksgiving was crazy. I am so sorry about how late this post is. I cooked literally all day on Wednesday. Here is what we did… First, the turkey went in the fridge (covered in herb butter) so the skin could dry out (makes it crispy when it cooks).   Then the casseroles…