Food, Travel

My favorite gelato spots in Florence.

My goal for my next trip to Firenze is to eat more gelato. Seriously. I have this hilarious habit of filling up on pasta, cheese, or pizza, causing me to short change gelato – which is a crime. This past vacation I only got it twice during my whole trip! Unacceptable. Here is my short […]

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The best eats in Firenze.

Having been to Florence for a semester and now two additional week long vacations, I have been able to eat at a lot of different places around the city. From panini shops, to cafes, trattorias, and gelaterias, I have my go-to spots for everything. There are times when I wonder if I should branch out […]

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Salted Caramel & Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Recipes

I did a little midnight baking last night in preparation for my family’s Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow. I couldn’t pick between which delicious pie I wanted to bake, so naturally…I just made both! I had some fun with it, I adapted my Grandfather’s original family recipe and made these two mouthwatering pies, Bourbon Pumpkin Pie and […]

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New England Grilled Fluffernutter Recipe

Fall isn’t over yet, actually here in New England we have a second round of beautiful foliage peaking right now. The first came in mid-October and now the rest is finally catching up. To me, fall is the perfect time to indulge in this super simple, yet iconic recipe. Today, I am throwing it back to […]

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Estadio Tapas in Washington D.C.

Ever since I came back from Portland, Oregon in late August, I have had this weird craving for tapas. It may be because I am obsessed with the cute portioned sized plates, developed my love of specialty gin drinks (which every exceptional tapas place has), or have just been severely in the mood for Spanish flare. […]

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Restaurant Review: Mojitos at Besito

We were delighted to sit down for a sunny Sunday lunch at Besito Mexican this past weekend. Craving some much needed sunshine, after the rain and clouds during the week, we sought out some good eats served up with some good vibes. The Chestnut Hill location has a gorgeous and bright patio area, all while feeling […]

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Ten Dollar Tofu Taco Recipe

This past weekend we needed a simple, quick, and cheap dinner. Many of the recipes we were looking at called for long lists of ingredients – much of what we didn’t happen to already have in our pantry. Trying not to spend more money out and about at restaurants, we went to the grocery store […]

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New Hampshire Wine Tour: LaBelle lacks local

Our next stop on the New Hampshire Wine Tour is LaBelle Winery in Amherst. LaBelle is one of the top producers of New Hampshire wine. The winery offers endless services in addition to their wine production. From tastings, vineyard tours, to LaBelle wine clubs, private events and weddings, to The Bistro, LaBelle University, and special […]

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New Hampshire Wine Tour: Sweet Baby

I’m going to be blunt here, the best part about our visit to Sweet Baby Vineyard was the cheese and Club crackers. They gave us a huge portion of gourmet sharp cheddar for the price, and it was delicious but was also an excellent companion to consuming these absolutely over sugared wines. However, let’s back track a little and […]

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Kick Ass Bacon Guacamole Recipe

Since it was officially the first day of summer this past week and the 4th of July is only a few days away, I wanted to share one of my family’s favorite summer snacks. It is a splendid guacamole recipe, that is slightly more fattening and 10 times more flavorful. You will never look at or make guac the […]

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Follow along on the #NHwinetour

I hope you all enjoyed the previous post about my first stop along the New Hampshire Wine Tour. All through the summer I will be visiting numerous different vineyards around the southern NH area, and writing to tell you guys which ones have the best wines, deals, and picture-perfect views. For the most part, all […]

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New Hampshire Wine Tour: Zorvino excells

I was in the shower one morning and was obviously thinking about how much I missed Tuscany, specifically how I couldn’t just take a ride into the beautiful countryside to taste the impeccable wines of Chianti. What was I going to do for summer entertainment? Then, mid-shampoo, I came to a realization. My home state of […]

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Recipe: Traditional Tiramisú

I first made this delicious tiramisu when in my cooking class in Florence, the recipe is authentic and straight from my Italian teacher, Renatta, hope you enjoy! What you’ll need: 6 Eggs, very fresh, the egg and white separated. 450 Grams of Mascarpone cheese at room temperature. (Very important) 1/2 Cup of Sugar 1 1/2 […]

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Restaurant Review: La Catrina disappoints.

I am definitely making my rounds when it comes to tasting margaritas in the Boston area, because who doesn’t want the best marg at the best price? Unfortunately I did not encounter this good fortune at La Catrina. I have to admit, I have only ended up at La Catrina when my first choice didn’t […]

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Restaurant Review: Moxy teeters between excellence and satisfactory

Moxy is a recently new addition to the Portsmouth restaurant scene. Located in the downtown area near many other popular hang out spots such as Portsmouth Gas Light, Cava Tapas (which I do not recommend, after my visit I became extremely ill), and Portsmouth Brewery, to name a few. Moxy’s presence is much more vibrant than many of it’s dining competitors […]

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Good Eats in Montreal

Let’s start with the most important factor to visiting a new city. What kind of food do they have and is it good? Montreal is filled with chic places to eat, perfect for young travelers, with so much cuisine variety and reasonable priced places to eat. From South African food to Thai, to traditional French, […]

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Restaurant Review: Sonsie is sensational.

Having walked past Sonsie on Newbury for four years when I was in college, I never once gave it much thought. I knew it and recognized it as the place with the beautiful open terrace, perfect for people watching on the street. Luckily, the night we chose to try it out was a particularly warm […]

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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs with Sriracha!

(Enjoy my adaption of BuzzFeed’s, Tasty, Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs. I added in a few improvements to the recipe such as swapping the parmesan cheese for the delicious pecorino cheese and adding some other charismatic flavors to the sauce!) Ingredients  1 pound ground beef 1 pound hot Italian sausage 1/2 tsp garlic powder or garlic salt 2 tsp […]

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Restaurant Review: Grotto good, but doesn’t hit it outta the park.

​Tucked away into the quaint Beacon Hill façade is the little Italian restaurant, Grotto. Grotto, meaning cave, is a perfect name for the eatery, as it is slipped right beneath the sidewalk and can be easily missed to any passerby. The small row of windows on the exterior are decorated with displays of culinary excellence […]

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A Christmas Recipe, Ravioli Spinaci e Ricotta

Put the flour and salt in a bowl, make a well in the center and break in the eggs. Work the flour into the eggs with a fork and continue with your hands until all the ingredients are well mixed. Add more flour if too sticky. Place mixture on a floured surface and knead the […]

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