Cinnamon Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee

I cannot survive without caffeine. I mean, I guess I could, but I’d be grumpy and foggy and overall just a complete grouch. In an effort to be more budget friendly and also find alternatives to the free yet really poor quality coffee at my office, the thought occurred: cold press! Well, well, well…I might…

We’re back!

After a five (yes FIVE) year hiatus, we’ve decided to bring the band back together to talk about delicious food, tradition, current events and eating out. Because, quite frankly, the world is a scary place and we could use a positively delicious reprieve. What’s changed since we’ve last wrote? We’ve both changed jobs about a bazillion…

Snow Day Nosh

When the weather outside is frightful, make quiche. Maybe I’ll post a recipe. Maybe I’ll just leave you wondering about all the clean-out-the-fridge goodness I packed into this tasty pie crust.

Review: Parc, Philly

Brunch. Parc. Amazing. Do it. Seriously, this might have been one of the most perfect brunches, ever. Parc is situated across the street from picturesque Rittenhouse Square in Center City Philadelphia. Way back in 2012, I was working on a campaign and had supporter housing which had me walking most mornings through Rittenhouse Square. And well…

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Hey kiddies! (waves) It has been a while, hasn’t it? I’m not able to post as much as I used to but I made a recipe so amazing I just had to find the time to share. I found this amazing recipe for Crock pot pulled pork at Food.com. A few deviations to the recipe:…

Happy New Year 2011: The One Year Anniversary of Cooktivism

Happy New Year, everyone. This is our one year anniversary post. In December of 2009, Jackie and I sat down in my apartment amid a table full of cookbooks and notebooks and came up with the idea for this blog. We created the blog and hit the ground running with one post each day for…

We are not alone…

(Did that title sound very ET to anyone else?) Check out this recent New York Times article about the surge in foodie photo blogs. My favorite line, “In the unconscious mind, food equals love because food is our deepest and earliest connection with our caretaker…”  So what does that say about those of us that…

Love, guilt, cheese and soil

Hello fellow foodies, feminists and femivores!  I am here to tell you four tre uber, mucho, mega important things. #1 – I love you all.  The feedback, comments, positive reenforcement both here and on Facebook and Twitter.  And please keep it coming.  Sometimes it is a struggle to cook AND post a few times a…

Film Review – Food Inc

Did you ever watch a documentary and it hits a nerve with you?  Makes you think or cry or delivers a gut check to your belly?  I’ve had two experiences like that in my relatively short life.  The first one was watching Fahrenheit 9-11 in the middle of a crowded movie theater where I broke…

Scottish Potato Soup

I was planning to make potato leek soup last week; however, I had a crazy couple of days and the leeks didn’t survive!  Thankfully both potatoes and carrots have a very long shelf life, and thus my Scottish Potato Soup was born.  I honestly don’t know how I know what Scottish potatoes are – my…