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

May Favorites

Boston

May is always such an amazing month, filled with so many memorable events and warm weather. It is the month that celebrates mothers, the long weekend that announces summer’s arrival, and occasionally a graduation. May is the month when magic happens and everyone’s moods lift up and up.

May is the month of change and possibility because the longer days invite more activity and energy into our lives. It’s hard to resist the buzz in the warm, hazy air. It’s the beginning of iced drinks and even icier cocktails. We’ve already crossed some things off our list and we’re ready for more. We’re ready for the beach and we’re ready for lobster rolls on the patio.

Patio

Let the fun begin. Continue reading

Avocado Toast – Three Ways

Avo Sampler

Avo Sampler 2

Happy Monday everyone! I know – it’s the least favorite day of the week, but it’s a great excuse for lots of coffee, right? Actually I’m still pretty tired from Game of Thrones last night. Ned Stark, am I right?

Toast and Prep

But I should get my mind back to reality and Monday. As much as I dislike the first day of the work week and as much as I love to whine about it, I always like to remind myself that it’s a good time to make productive and possibly healthy plans for the week. Monday is essentially a reset button for weekly goals and a pep talk with my belly. 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