Dives & Roadhouses

Cheaper Eats, Restaurants, Travel, Washington DC

My parents love nothing more than a drive, hours of touring back roads, admiring houses and their landscaping and the little towns that connect them all. Whenever I visit I inevitably get roped into one of these joyrides, enjoying the vastness of the land here, the huge trees, corn crops, horses, and occasional llama. More…

Fragrant Duck & Mushroom Brown Rice Bowl

Healthy Eats, London Eats, Recipe, Restaurants

Last week, between raging storms, my dear husband and I treated ourselves to an evening out in Notting Hill to see American Hustle at the Electric Cinema on Portobello Road (if you haven’t been since they remodeled, I urge you to go).  It’s one of those fancy cinemas with comfy leather armchairs and footstools and even individual…

Veggies’ Starring Role

New York, Recipe, Restaurants, Travel, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

I’ve been traveling back and forth between New York and Washington DC for five weeks now, eating well, cooking lots and getting inspiration at every turn. From my walks around old haunts like the Union Square Farmers’ Market and visits to classics like  Murray’s Cheese to newer adventures at Union Market in DC, all topped…

New York, A Love Story

Cheaper Eats, Markets, New York, Restaurants, Shops, Travel

When we touched down at JFK my eyes misted up with an overwhelming sense of nostalgia.  A bright blue sky framed the skyscrapers on the horizon, the smell of pizza permeated the baggage claim area (really!), and the Lebanese cab driver who immediately (and proudly) informed us that he’d beaten up his last passenger.  More…

Bits and Bobs in Search of Inspiration

Cheaper Eats, London Eats, Markets, Vegetarian

I’ve been at a loss for inspiration over the past couple of weeks or so.  Nothing has really tasted all that great to me (even my own cooking) and if I hear about another American style burger joint opening here in London, I’m going to jump out a window.  Perhaps extreme cheffing on the sailboat…

Gluttony in New York! (My Favorite Place to Eat)

New York, Restaurants, Travel

Where to eat in New York City is probably the question I get asked most often – even more than where to eat in London. Now, with an unusually large number of my friends heading to the Big Apple, I’ve finally decided to put together a definitive list of my favorite old haunts so I…