A Trick for Delicious Walnuts

Here’s something that I’ve learned from working at a restaurant: if you vigorously rub walnuts between your hands, you’ll remove the papery outer skin, which contains that slightly bitter flavor. What you’re left with are walnuts so addictive and delicious you’ll want to add them to everything (salads! Brownies! Granola! Oatmeal! Pasta!). Here’s how to do it… First,… Read More

A Tip for the Best Guacamole

I just ran into a friend at the grocery store who was picking up fixings for guacamole. “I’m just missing one thing,” he said. Lime? Red onion? Cilantro? Nope. TEQUILA. Apparently, he always puts a splash in his guacamole and says it adds the perfect kick and flavor. Doesn’t that sound amazing?! He recommends using Espolon,… Read More

A Winter Dinner Party Idea

Now that we’re in the thick of winter, it’s easy to hibernate and rain check dinner parties to another night — the night I’m not in my pjs by 5:30pm (it never happens). I am the sleepiest, crankiest winter hermit, and I end up going days without socializing. IT’S NOT GOOD. So, I started brainstorming ideas the other night and came… Read More

The Most Soothing Thing.

This is somewhat of a more random post, but I just watched this cooking video about how to make bubble tea, and it is the most soothing thing in the world, so I thought I’d share. Now I’m going to go buy tapioca pearls :). Be back later for a gift guidddde!