Frugal Living & Thrifty Ideas

NOTICE: If you live in the New York Area Go Buy corn on the cob immediately!

I don’t know enough about agriculture to explain why this is the case, but for some reason corn has peaked very late this year. All summer long I was craving buttery corn on the cob, but each attempt was met with sub par corn- a little tough and flavorless. Usually the best corn is harvested… Continue reading NOTICE: If you live in the New York Area Go Buy corn on the cob immediately!

Weekend Cooking Inspiration

Weekend Cooking Inspiration: Whipped and Baked Carrots, Breaded Fried Pork Chops, Hidden Vegetable Meatloaf, Mushroom Gravy, and More!

I have been cooking up a storm! I have to admit that I prefer to just cook the way that I naturally do, rather than cook and formulate/record recipes. When I cook, typically I don’t use recipes or measurements. To make workable recipes for this site, I do what I would normally do, but I… Continue reading Weekend Cooking Inspiration: Whipped and Baked Carrots, Breaded Fried Pork Chops, Hidden Vegetable Meatloaf, Mushroom Gravy, and More!

Weekend Cooking Inspiration

Weekend Cooking Inspiration- Short Ribs, Italian Sausage, and Clam Chowder

I live near a fantastic butcher shop. This weekend we splurged and got short ribs, I braised them and they literally fell off the bone. It’s the kind of butcher shop where you might get questioned about how you’re preparing each cut. The owner looked satisfied when I said I was braising them, he also… Continue reading Weekend Cooking Inspiration- Short Ribs, Italian Sausage, and Clam Chowder

New York City · Photography

My Corner of Queens (NYC)

  I love cool rainy days in autumn. Today I decided, spur of the moment, to take a walk and show you all a few shots of my neighborhood. I live in Astoria, New York- which is located in the borough of Queens in New York City. Enjoy!   This is one of my favorite… Continue reading My Corner of Queens (NYC)

Frugal Living & Thrifty Ideas

Seasonal Cooking: A Love Letter to Winter Produce

It is officially autumn. For me the true marker of the seasonal shift is designated by the moment I eat my first bad tomato. Last week I had my first bad tomato, it was bland, mealy, and a little bitter. I sighed, I knew it was coming, I knew it was only a matter of… Continue reading Seasonal Cooking: A Love Letter to Winter Produce