Homage to Sunnyside Farms – Banana Ice Cream

When I was a little girl, my family and I would take trips to a place called Sunnyside Farms. It was a farm that had acres of land and stinky cows. Though they did smell, I remember their smell fondly. You couldn’t smell it until you got on that stretch of road that led out-of-town…

Chickpea and Sundried Tomato Basil Salad

AND I’m a liar. No, I’m not a liar. I said I’d be here posting recipes when the mood struck me and it struck, so here I am. Yesterday I went to this Asian Market in Media that sells flowers and produce and other things you’d find at an Asian market. Someone told me about…

Summer Break

Hello, all. Welp, it seems summer has arrived early…again. And due to the nature of my kitchen, I usually take the summers off from posting recipes because once I’m finished cooking I am usually sweating as much as someone who just took a Bikram Yoga class. As a matter of fact, I have seriously considered…

Limoncello Ristorante – West Chester, PA

I am, admittedly, a border dweller. I am from New Jersey, but my home is in Media. I recently started working in West Chester. Since I am going to be spending a lot of time here, my Fig Media editor decided it would be a great idea for us to have lunch together and have…

Interview with Rockstar Pastry Chef Chantal Carter – Part Two

And now for the highly anticipated final installment of my interview with Chef Chantal Carter. This is the second installment of my interview, which delves more into the makings of Chef Chantal Carter in a Q&A format. For the first installment, click here. The questions came from a group of mutual friends of ours on…

Turkeyburger Helper

Sometimes I crave gnarly foods. Today’s craving is Hamburger Helper and the craving hit me on the way to the parking lot. I started a new job and this week I’m in training, so I’ve been dutifully taking my lunches because I don’t know what there is to eat there and when I arrive home…

Interview with Rock Star Pasty Chef Chantal Carter – Part One

Life has a fascinating way of bringing people together. The cosmos brought Rock Star Pastry Chef Chantal Carter and I together through our mutual love of makeup. We’re both part of a covert gathering of makeup lovers that we’re not even supposed to talk about outside of the group. (Think Fight Club, but with makeup)…

Fat Kid Friday Feature: Desert Rose in Media, PA – A Review

Yesterday, Earth & State posted on their Facebook wall that Media’s newest eatery, Desert Rose, had opened for business. I took a walk down there this morning to pick up a menu in the hopes that I could order lunch with a few friends later. When I got there, all I saw was a menu…

Deconstructed Chicken Soup with Applewood Smoked Bacon

For the sake of argument, we’re going to pretend like it’s winter here in Media. Anyone who lives in or has visited Pennsylvania or New Jersey this winter knows that we haven’t had anything remotely close to winter weather in a while. There was a freak snow shower on Halloween, but was the worst of…