My friend’s mom flew in from Australia to get married in Central Park today. It was a beautiful, quiet ceremony in a little gazebo on the water. After the ceremony, we all went down to Aurora in Brooklyn — a restaurant I was excited to finally check out. My meal was pretty delicious — I had a pasta limone. We all ate family style and tried a little bit of everyones dishes and everything was yum yum yum! One thing in particular that stood out as a crowd pleaser was the parmigiano reggiano with a drizzle of balsamic over it. I had never combined these two before but I think I’ll be trying this at my next dinner party with all of my cheese loving friends.
I’m always on the hunt for good NY deli style pickles. Nothing quite compares to the taste of those pickles I used to get straight out of the barrel at the supermarket when I was little. Low and behold, I recently discovered something even better at my local market — Real Pickles organic dill pickles. These have that out of the barrel taste with a little extra tang. Not only are these the perfect sour pickle, but they are raw and naturally fermented which equals good for you! Naturally fermented raw pickles contain active cultures and enzymes which aid in digestion and lactic acid which normalizes acid levels in the stomach. Visit Real Pickles to learn about other health benefits and to purchase them for yourself. I hear kittens like them too.
I’ve gotten better and better about using leftovers from last night’s dinner. I had some goat cheese left over from the beet purée and I wanted to make a super fast dinner because it was a long day and I was ready to eat.
I made up my own recipe and it actually tasted good! I had a random craving for beets and ginger this morning and while I was riding the subway I started brainstorming what I could do with these two things.
My roommate has an adorable accessory line called Teeny House Bunny and last night we returned from a weekend of shooting a short fashion video for it. We had an incredible cinematographer and as soon as the edit is finished, I will post it on here because I’m just so darn proud of my roommate and I want everyone to know about her line. I had big intentions to cook a healthy meal after a weekend of bagel eating but we arrived back to the city hungry, tired and past local grocery store closing time, so we decided to order in…
This post is inspired by my meal the other night at Lodge in Brooklyn. It was a special that night – spaghetti squash with goat cheese, truffle oil, walnuts and parsley (I would have skipped the parsley as I have an extreme dislike for the stuff). Oh my this was delicious. I had wanted to make spaghetti squash so I decided I would try to recreate this. A friend had his own spaghetti squash recipe he wanted to try and so the spaghetti-squash-off commenced!