How to Prepare Your Mind and Body for Childbirth

9 months is a long time. And so that it passed the most comfortable for you, we have the top 9 proven life hacks that will save you more than once. Relax. Relax as much as possible. Take a bath to relax, sleep when you feel that you need sleep, light candles, go for a […]

Best Travel Destinations for Beach Lovers

The best beach holiday for two is a trip that is full of romance, fun, and happiness. Beach vacation is the most common type of holiday today. What do most people need for a good vacation? They want to lie under the warm rays of the sun and feel the gentle sea breeze, and, perhaps, […]

Classic Key Lime Pie

Throughout the eighties and nineties, our family made a biannual pilgrimage from our New Jersey suburb to my grandmother’s home in South Florida. Over the years, I acquired many fond memories from these trips. The whir of the ceiling fan that circulated humid, tropical air across my face in the mornings. The sensation of broken coral bits that […]

Strawberry Tabbouleh

Next month, this site will celebrate its second birthday. My very first post went live in early June 2013, a post that I announced to no one except the lone person who might by chance stumble upon it by way of some online miracle. When I wrote that first post, our business was a mere […]

Minty Spring Pesto

It’s finally spring!! I’ve waited months to write that last sentence. Here, in the Northeast, we faced the longest, coldest, snowiest winter, one that felt like it would never end. Then, just when we all packed away our puffy down coats at the end of March, Mother Nature slammed us with one final snow storm. […]

Cranberry Brownies

I didn’t plan on baking brownies last week. In fact, for the past month, I’ve been committed to a regimen of daily hot yoga classes, complimented by nutty red quinoa salads, roasted vegetables and a healthy sprinkling of sesame seeds. It’s been my attempt to slowly wean sugar and wheat and all that other bad stuff out of […]

Flora

This year, we began our Valentine’s Day the exact way we did last year: with a few cups of coffee, cozy in our home, Jay lounging on the couch and me photographing the many flowers I’ve arranged around our apartment like a crazy woman in a desperate plea for the gray days of winter to end. I had grand […]

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

For years now, I’ve maintained a solid reputation of making the world’s worst chocolate chip cookies. It’s ridiculous, I know. There are children who can whip up better versions using an Easy-Bake. No matter what recipe I follow, mine either bake up into small cakes that in no way resemble a respectable, crisp-edged cookie or puddle into […]

Spicy Orange And Almond Dark Chocolate Bark

My first experience with spicy chocolate was when I was an undergraduate. I was living in Burlington, Vermont, and one of my roommates, Susan, worked part-time downtown at the most fantastic locally owned chocolatier. At the end of each of her shifts, she’d return to our apartment with a box of assorted chocolates – all […]