Finger Lakes Getaway: Wineries & Seneca Lake State Park

It’s sometimes hard to exhale when the trip is too short. It takes times to settle and release my body into it. Every morning we’ve woken up to the sounds of ducks and sat at the end of the dock with coffee while we planned out our days, looking across the water. Sound carries across … Continue reading Finger Lakes Getaway: Wineries & Seneca Lake State Park

Finger Lakes Getaway: Peace in Geneva

We have done a good job of touring our home state over the course of the pandemic. For a long time, it was the only place that truly felt safe and accessible. But I’ve gotten vaccinated (yay!) and as I await the slow re-opening of the rest of the world, I’ll always feel uniquely nostalgic … Continue reading Finger Lakes Getaway: Peace in Geneva

North Fork Wine Trip: Reflective Winter Version

I had a moment recently. I realized that it’s been 1 year since I’ve ridden in an airplane. Most normal years I clock anywhere from 6-10 flights. We went to Park City, UT in February 2020 on a ski trip for our anniversary. Our friend is a pilot for the airline we were flying – … Continue reading North Fork Wine Trip: Reflective Winter Version

NY Road Trip: Niagara River Gorge Hiking Trails

Posting at nearly a 2-month delay – not to undermine the sheer joy and catharsis I felt following the results of the election, but based on a desire to round out my documentation of this beautiful trip properly 😊   It would have been inappropriate to travel this far and do little more than drink … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Niagara River Gorge Hiking Trails

NY Road Trip: Finger Lakes Wineries & Lake Lounging

We only had a few days in the Finger Lakes before heading north, and a lot of ambitious plans. We wanted to kayak AND hike AND drink all wines available within a 10-mile radius. Mom didn’t raise a quitter. The tiny house came with kayaks so we started there. I am not what most would … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Finger Lakes Wineries & Lake Lounging

Spicy Lime Pulled Chicken Tacos w/Tangy Slaw

I wrote this post nearly 2 months ago and am just getting around to publishing it. With every passing day, our situation changes a bit more. Some feelings from this moment resonate still and others already feel almost foreign, like a little part of my history. All that most of us really want is to … Continue reading Spicy Lime Pulled Chicken Tacos w/Tangy Slaw

Feed the Void: Zoodles with Mushrooms, Lemon & Parmesan

The summer’s coming to a close. The deep, thick layer of humidity is slowly dissipating, threaded with small shards of crisp fall that desperately want to make their presence known. Everything feels slow for a short while longer. September is creeping in, eager to launch us back into fast-forward, amused by how nonchalant our brains … Continue reading Feed the Void: Zoodles with Mushrooms, Lemon & Parmesan

Homemade Pasta with Turkey Meatballs & Tomato Cream Sauce

It's been a few months since we've done any significant traveling. I spent my first ever night in Vegas over New Years (that was an experience) and perused the Southwest with my family for a few days in what's become an unofficial January tradition. We went from boozy mania to rolling hills and quiet roads. … Continue reading Homemade Pasta with Turkey Meatballs & Tomato Cream Sauce

Sweet Summer Squash Fritters

My commitment to blogging has waned in recent months. I’d like to pretend that my pervasive laziness is due to an exceptionally taxing day job or having to chase after children, but those would be lies. My contribution to society has been more or less limited to financially supporting the wine industry and Manhattan bodegas. … Continue reading Sweet Summer Squash Fritters