Little Bits of “Normal” Returning

fresh organic stone fruits from the Little Italy Mercato Saturday / It’s been a long time coming (three and half months to be exact), but it finally feels like some of the little nuances of our “normal” life are returning. And one of those little things is our weekly market run. For obvious reasons, we […]

That Quarantine Life

Unlike most people in quarantine, we don’t have any streaming service subscriptions. Nope, no Netflix or Disney+ for us. We have had Netflix on and off over the years, but we never seemed to regularly watch it. So just as we have tried to streamline and minimize the physical items in our lives, we’ve also […]

Same Same, Different Week

dave’s killer bread + all of the toppings Saturday / I call this the “Everything But the Kitchen Sink Avocado Toast.” What originally started out as just a basic avocado toast (with some cream cheese and a big slice of tomato), really turned into something much, much different. Just as I was finishing making us […]

Fresh Pasta, Long Walks + Blurred Days

homemade pasta, recipe courtesy of our favorite restaurant in Florence Saturday / Like most days, I woke up with a plan. But today’s plan was a little bit different – fresh pasta. I wanted to commit the better part of our day to stocking up our freezer full of fresh pasta. And so we did. […]

Adulting, Learning Italian + Squeaky Cheese

I recently read something on the internet that went something like, “you know that you’re an adult when you start saying. . .next week shouldn’t be as busy. . .every week for the rest of your life.” And immediately I laughed out loud. This is me. For about as long as I can remember now, […]

Organic City Gardening

I come from a family of gardeners and yard workers. My parents basically either know how to do everything yard related, or they figure it out. Their yard is their happy place. My Mom has always kept the most beautiful gardens, and my Dad has always kept the tidiest yard. My Mom mows the lawn, […]