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…

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

My mom came over yesterday and I fed her. I love having her over because it means I finally have someone to spoil with my culinary adventures. My mom loves lemon poppy-seed muffins, so I revisited an old recipe. The original version is vegan and gluten-free. Welp, I decided to get fancy and not follow…

February 15th Muffins

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and social media was abuzz with declarations of hatred for the holiday.  Facebook was littered with “I-hate-Valentine’s Day”s and “my-husband/boyfriend-didn’t-buy-me”s and “I-hate-being-single-today”s. It never fails to amaze me how people can allow one day to make them miserable because they aren’t in a relationship. It amazes me because I was once…

Vegan Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have been sick these last few days. I randomly woke up with sinus issues and I think it’s because I ate a lot a of dairy leading up to the day it hit me. JCB and her husband call this the Dairy Threshold. I found it and ran way, way past it. Anyway, Tuesdays…

New on State Street: 320 Market Cafe

It goes without saying that I will pretty much eat anything. My favorite restaurant in West Chester has a new winter menu that includes rabbit and wild boar. I can’t wait to go back so I can eat all the things. In the meantime, I’m here in Media doing my food blogger thing. Last week…