Food, Life and Love

  • The Awkward Beauty of 31 weeks of Pregnancy

    At 31 weeks, I have entered the final trimester of my first pregnancy. Once I hit the age of 30, pregnancy talk became something very normal in my life. The moment any of us…

  • In the Beginning…the financial stress of opening a restaurant

    No one opens a business dreaming of the day you close the doors. Yet that is a reality for many small businesses, especially restaurants. We talked about the flatware and if we…

  • The Quest of the Never-ending Paper

    Little flecks of white scatter the wooden floors and granite countertops in my apartment. I remove the lid from the blender and the scent of lavender and cellulose waft lightly…

  • The First Taste of Media

    The lights flicker as the elevator lurches to a halt. Shit. I look down at the artistically plated dishes of dying food in my hands. Shit. “What floor am I stuck on? 13! You…

  • A Night Off for a Workaholic

    “Today I am taking the night off. I am going to paint my nails and binge watch Netflix. There will be wine and lots of carbs. Make up is coming off and the oldest dingiest…

  • Emmer & Rye: We Opened a Restaurant

    I love the office at Emmer & Rye, with its unfinished floors and tangled wires. It’s comforting. Maybe it is the family pictures on the wall or the fact that the heat rises…

    2,500 Ways

    “What has been the most surprising thing about making cheese?” I asked. “That over 2,500 different types of cheeses are made from only 4 ingredients,” he…