Happy Birthday, Nina


So my friend Nina’s birthday was last week and I thought that since she is a foodie, and I am fairly broke at the minute, rather than hitting up the fancy kitchen gadget store I would make her a delicious snack. I wanted to choose something that would be doable for me but time-consuming enough that she may not take it on herself. Where do you think I went for inspiration? Pinterest, of course!

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Tonight’s dinner



Last night we had a roommate night and cooked dinner together. Alex made a Pinterest board of options that looked good as well as incorporated ingredients we already had in the cupboard and in the fridge. After going back and forth on a couple options, we settled on roasted acorn squash with rosemary and balsamic vinegar and chicken mozzarella roll-ups. We then walked a block to the Orange Street Food Farm to get a few things we didn’t have on hand.

Here’s what we thought of the two new (to us) recipes …

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Keeping cool and caffienated


Iced coffee is the perfect hot weather pick-me-up. And it’s so easy to make! Now don’t get me wrong — I do love coffee shops, but I normally stick to truly “fancy drinks” when forking out several dollars a cup of coffee. Like americanos, lattes, mochas.

When I’m working from home, I like to brew a cool cup of joe mid-afternoon. Here’s how I do it:

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