Restaurant Review: Boxcar Betty’s

In West Ashley, just outside of historic downtown Charleston, you can find the delicious purveyor of chicken sandwiches, Boxcar Betty's. Rivaling the chicken sandwiches of even David Chang's Fuku in Manhattan, Boxcar Betty's makes their sandwiches with only the highest quality chicken and locally sourced ingredients. The look is ultra-retro and down-to-earth. The counter service … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Boxcar Betty’s

Adventures in New York: Snow Day!

Despite all of the warnings leading up to Saturday's record-breaking snowstorm, I don't think anyone quite believed this would really be the big one...until it hit. I went out that morning around 10am for yoga class, not realizing that a foot of snow had already fallen in Central Park and throughout New York. On my … Continue reading Adventures in New York: Snow Day!

Hudson Valley Adventure Part II

After a lovely train ride, a trip to the grocery store, and a couple of wrong turns, we finally made it to our cabin in the woods. Eric¬†Berelovich found the perfect place outside of Accord, NY. The cabin had plenty of bedrooms, the latest IKEA ¬†furniture, but weirdly no curtains on any of the windows. … Continue reading Hudson Valley Adventure Part II

Sometimes I threaten my roommates with baked goods…

One of my absolute favorite things is to make dinner and/or baked goods for my friends. I am notorious for forcing Tupperwares of leftovers on people. Here, I just wanted to make sure everyone got some treats! This past winter, I held a dinner party. I managed to make a total Frankenstein's-monster-esque table. Yes, by … Continue reading Sometimes I threaten my roommates with baked goods…

Adventures in Cooking: Chicken Tikka and Biscuits

To celebrate Spring (and a massive apartment cleaning effort), my roommates and I had a few people over on Sunday for dinner. I made an eclectic main course of Chicken Tikka Masala with Cheddar Bacon Biscuits. Yes, I know it makes no sense together, but they are both great foods. I also cheated a bit … Continue reading Adventures in Cooking: Chicken Tikka and Biscuits

Adventures in New York: Greenmarket Feast

Last Wednesday, I cooked this lovely little pasta dish from modified from a Real Simple recpie. I will have to say, it is one of the best I have made in quite a long time thanks largly to the fresh ingredients I purchased at Union Square's Greenmarket. In fact, the entire meal except for the … Continue reading Adventures in New York: Greenmarket Feast

Adventures in Cooking: Gorgonzola Burgers

Through a cheese exchange, I ended up with a large chunk of really potent Gorgonzola, and it was my night to cook. I have had it on steaks before but wanted to do something a little more low key. So burgers! I cooked some mushrooms in Red Wine vinegar and popped frozen tater totes in … Continue reading Adventures in Cooking: Gorgonzola Burgers

Adventures in Cooking: Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Another Sunday, another Rachael Ray meal. Tonight I made one that I haven't made in about two years, vegetarian sloppy joes! The meat in the Joe is replaced with portabella mushrooms and red bell peppers. They make a great meat substitute. The mushrooms are hearty but not too heavy and greasy. As a recipe, this … Continue reading Adventures in Cooking: Vegetarian Sloppy Joes