Rosé Sangria

stone fruit rose sangria

I know that after seeing this colorful thirst quencher on a hot day like today, you probably just want to skip straight to the recipe. So I’ll make this short and sweet.

fruity rose sangria pour

Did you know that the fourth of July is less than two weeks away? Yeah, I didn’t either. It really creeped up on us. So if you’re American but you don’t feel like drinking beer called “America” to get your party on, I suggest that you make your own concoction. This concoction. Continue reading

Mint Pisco Sour

lemon pisco sour

This past winter in Boston has been a wily one. It was so mild and warmed us up so gradually – and erratically – that it tricked us into thinking summer was still a ways away. I only realized we were already halfway through spring the other day, when I had one of those “it’s-too-hot-for-clothes” moments.

lemons

But I think it’s important to celebrate the little things, because in the end, the little things are really the big things. So we should celebrate this change of season. Or celebrate today. Or better yet, just celebrate yourself, you wonderful person you. Continue reading

Granita di Caffe con Panna {Espresso Granita with Whipped Cream}

granita di caffeYou need a pick-me-up.

Whether you’re mentally preparing for Game of Thrones tonight and feel too fragile thinking about the fate of Jon Snow to do anything too strenuous, or you just need a Sunday morning boost that’s a little more decadent than your typical black cuppa Joe, you need this.

granita

Last summer I went galavanting through Italy and ate all the things. Check it out here, and also here, where I actually show you what real granita di caffe looks like from the famous La Cassa del Caffe Tazza d’Oro. When wandering the narrow cobblestoned streets of Rome, I got a little too used to walking around in the scorching hot sun with one of these in my hand. Continue reading

Sweet Cheeks Barbecue

sweet cheeks outside

While we would never claim to be Southern gals, we’re not immune to the occasional hankering for some rich Southern comfort food. When our cravings recently hit with full-force, we headed to Sweet Cheeks BBQ near Fenway Park – the best barbecue place in town.

sweet cheeks

Chef and owner Tiffani Faison (who was also the Top Chef runner-up from season one) opened this comfort food mecca back in 2011. We can now safely say she has realized her dream of creating a casual, warm place where you can enjoy great company and eat delicious, local, responsibly sourced food. All while experiencing that one of a kind Southern hospitality. Continue reading