Category Archives: food

New York Mouth

This is why I miss New York– all that hand-crafted, small-batch, homemade, delicious food (plus the pretty packaging to go with it). How amazing is the food-loving company New York Mouth? You really can’t go wrong with gifting food. I may go for the Pickles Every Month subscription.


12 Hours in Taos

We only have a few days left in the Southwest and the feeling is bittersweet. Jason’s family lives in Farmington, New Mexico and although its not necessarily “on the map” it has a certain charm to it. In past visits home, we’ve explored the artist community in Santa Fe, the strangeness of Truth and Consequence and the Navajo Nation in Shiprock. This time around, I dreamed of a trip to Taos. We were able to sneak away for an overnight and it was definitely one of the coolest places I’ve touched down on yet. Visit in the fall when everything is golden.
Stay at the historic Taos Inn for the ultimate in Southwest decor and hospitality. Order a Bloody Maria at The Adobe Bar inside.
Eat the best huevos rancheros of your life at Michael’s Kitchen Cafe and Bakery. Go for the coffee with roasted pinons. Kill an hour listening to live music at The Coffee Spot.
Explore the Taos Pueblo, it will blow your mind. The adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We left with a bagful of cedar and sage smudge sticks and a turquoise baby bracelet for Lorea.  
Find all your Day of the Dead kitsch, folk art and oddities at Dwellings Revisited. Discover what real mocassins are at LetherworksRoam the desert for some hippie-inhabited school buses converted into general stores and pizza shops.

Hello Sailor Bistro, Cape Town

This place looks awesome but Cape Town seems so very far away from my dot in the world at the moment. I’ll settle on photographs for now. Hello Sailor is a rock ‘n roll bistro and bar in Observatory, Cape Town. It is also a sexual proposition made to a sailor by a prostitute or promiscuous woman. But back to the bistro. Chef and co-owner, Ryan McDonagh’s family was involved in the ocean scene, hence the name and nautical digs. He always wanted to name his child sailor. He settled on Max Sailor for his firstborn, a fine name if you ask me.

Photographs by Desmond via Antonia Heil.

Blankets in the Grass

There’s nothing like old friends. And my Boston friends are some of the best people around. They swear like sailors, take lovely photographs and continue to be my sole source of good music. Last week was crazy hot for springtime in Mass so we met up at the Charles River in Cambridge for some day drinking in the grass. Our recipe for an awesome day: a picnic basket full of treats, wine in red cups, lots of cheese and bread and a slowwww game of bocce ball.

Photographs by Sarah Kate Vuona

From Sea to Plate

Returning home to the south shore of Massachusetts means eating a lot of freshly-caught seafood: lobster, clam chowder, mussels, blue fish and tuna. Last night my dad grilled up a buttery halibut seasoned with salt and pepper and lemon. That’s it. I’d like to pick up this book for the family house, the latest from the Silver Spoon Italian cookbook series with 200 recipes on how to cook fish the best way possible. Nothing fancy, just straight-forward recipes from sea to plate.

Photos by Phaidon