Tutorial: Avocado Rose

Cooking / Eating In

avocado-rose-5Happy Wednesday, Noshers!  Today I’m excited to share this super easy tutorial on making avocado roses.  Avocado roses have been popping up all over lately, and I thought I’d try my hand at doing it – turns out it’s really quick and simple, and really brightens up your brunch or salad plate!  All you need is half an avocado to make one rose. Let’s get started, shall we?  Continue Reading

Fortnum & Mason now at Williams-Sonoma!

Events / Giveaways / Partnerships

williams-sonoma-fortnums-1Happy Friday, Noshers!  Today I’m SUPER excited to share that Williams-Sonoma now sells Fortnum & Mason teas and goodies! I had stocked up on Fortnum & Mason teas, preserves, puddings, and sweets when I was in London – they are seriously amazing. Now I don’t have to ration my stash – I can get them at my local W-S. And you can too! If you’are an Anglophile when it comes to food, definitely check out their stuff.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Kansas City: The Majestic (American, Brunch)

Eating Out

the-majestic-kc-2One of the things I love most about living in a new city is finding my new favorites – new favorite sushi place, new favorite brunch restaurant, etc. And while I might still swap out old favorites for new finds, I love the search and eat process.  I recently found my favorite sweet brunch dish – yes, that’s a category.   And my new favorite sweet brunch dish is….(drum roll please…) the baked banana toffee French toast at The Majestic!  Yes, it looks good, but wait till you read the description… Continue Reading

Event Re-cap: FroYo 5K – I did it!

Fitness/Health

froyo-5k-1Yes, that’s a spoon medal!

Happy Wednesday, Noshers! Today I’m here to share a non-food experience (gasp!).  Well, let me take that back – there was food involved, but I wouldn’t say food was the main event. This past weekend, I participated in the FroYo Run!  And yes, it was as fun as it sounds! Continue Reading

Kansas City: Affäre (German)

Eating Out

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Yessssss – there’s no better way to kick off a Friday than a big ol’ board of deli meats and cheese, am I right??  In my book, that’s a pretty big win.  Today, I’m happy to share with you my dining experience at Affäre, a modern German restaurant I visited last week.  I must admit, my exposure to German cuisine is relatively limited – I visited Munich about ten years ago and had all the “beginner” types of food – pretzels (mmmm), bratwurst, and spätzle, and I confirmed that I don’t like sauerkraut. I also thought I was a fan of German desserts (and I might be) because I loooove German chocolate cake – but it turns out it’s not German in nature. Oops.  ANYWAY, when I heard of a modern German restaurant right here in KC, I knew I had to give Affäre a try. Affäre focuses on local, farm-to-table fare with a menu that changes seasonally depending on what’s fresh.  We had quite a few delicious options to choose from: Continue Reading