Quebec City: A Taste of Europe in North America

After spending a quarter of last year in Europe it was safe to say we were missing many aspects of everyday life. After meeting the 90 day Schengen limit in Europe without needing a visa, we had to wait 180 days before we could return. Having recently settled back into normalcy and a consistent routine … Continue reading Quebec City: A Taste of Europe in North America

How To Make The Perfect Roast Chicken

To be honest, this recipe has ruined chicken for me. Chicken made anywhere else, that is. I am not kidding. Most of you are eating bland, over-cooked, under-seasoned chicken and you have been your entire life. I was one of you until changing my ways. Chicken is typically the most boring thing you can order … Continue reading How To Make The Perfect Roast Chicken

Succulent Slowly Cooked Salmon

My culinary inspiration is Samin Nusrat, the author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat popularized in part by the Netflix documentary. I saw her show and enjoyed the episodes. She was engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about flavor and quality. It wasn't until my best friend recommended her book that my transformation took place. The documentary series … Continue reading Succulent Slowly Cooked Salmon

Delicious French Lentils: Healthy and Easy

Admittedly, lentils don't excite too many people. So it surprises everyone when I say one of my favorite sides is my take on French-style green lentils. It requires some passive prep time and a few high quality seasonings to really elevate this dish, but it is worth it. I love to pair these lentils with … Continue reading Delicious French Lentils: Healthy and Easy

Story Behind the Artifacts: National History Museum in Athens, Greece

Antikythera Ephebe Several series of strange and unlucky events eventually led to the discovery of the most important ancient shipwreck of the classical world. A ship transporting many high value goods and incredibly crafted original bronze statues made its way across the rough Aegean seas. It was loaded with unusually valuable things as opposed to … Continue reading Story Behind the Artifacts: National History Museum in Athens, Greece

Story Behind the Artifacts: What to See Besides the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum

This is the first of a series about the not only the artifacts and art in the incredible European museums we saw but also the stories behind why they are interesting. Not only are these beautifully crafted pieces in and of themselves but they all tell us something deeper about the cultures that produced them. … Continue reading Story Behind the Artifacts: What to See Besides the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum

What To Do On Your Second Trip to Paris

Three Months in Europe We were back where it all began, Paris, in St. Germain, at the bar across the street from where we first stayed. We were sipping wine and reflecting on all we had done. Three months abroad is no joke. 90 days, 30 cities and 10 countries. Countless moments. A trip of … Continue reading What To Do On Your Second Trip to Paris

How To Not Fuck Up Your Paris Dining Experience

So many people carry with them the stereotype of the rude French waiter who snobbily looks down on the English speaking tourists. He sneers at them as they order their salad dressing. Rolls his eyes as they request their steak cooked to order. They get their food, but they also get the cold shoulder. The … Continue reading How To Not Fuck Up Your Paris Dining Experience

How to Make the Best Classic Italian-American Red Sauce

I love this sauce. This is nostalgia. This is what I grew up eating. It was my window into Italian food. This is my mom's food. Today, I have a hard time calling this Italian food. Whatever we should really call it, its delicious. Pair this sauce with my Gluten-Free Pasta recipe for an affordable … Continue reading How to Make the Best Classic Italian-American Red Sauce