This past week was a frenzied whirlwind which some might call a vacation. Technically, it was. My husband took time off from work, we kept the kids out of school, and ventured down to Florida for a family celebration. We couldn't have asked for better traveling days, and that is really saying something considering we have a 5, almost 4, and 2 year old. That is a lot of kids. Like, you're-outnumbered-as-parents lot of kids. But you...
For the better part of a decade, my husband and I spent one long weekend each September on the Cape with his grandparents. At first it was just the four of us. We'd gorge on fried oysters and scallops, fresh lobster, and an abundance of seafood chowder. We'd spend mornings walking along the beach, Grammy telling us how coming here was like coming home. Watching her breathe in the salty ocean air, a huge smile...
Anyone want to guess how many trick-or-treaters we got this year? Zero. Zero! It's been that way since we moved here 3.5 years ago. One of the many downsides to having significant space between lots. We usually go to our friends' neighborhood, a series of streets perfect for the overly excited, easily-distracted-by-oncoming-traffic, and LOUD group of toddlers we haul around. The houses are close together, there's no nonsense of walking up and down flights of stairs...
Say hello to the only appetizer you need for Thanksgiving. Actually, I take that back. Not just Thanksgiving. You could serve this on a Tuesday! Or a Saturday! You could make this for lunch and be living your best life by noon. My taste testers (a sample size of roughly 15 people -- aka: friends and teachers at my kids' school whom I throw food at weekly) all agreed: total home run. Also, it's...
It's Father's Day at my kids' school, which means my husband took the day from work and is scrambling between three classrooms trying to spend an equal amount of time with three very demanding children. Good luck, buddy! May the odds be ever in your favor. I, on the other hand, took a long shower, read the news from a source other than Facebook (sad, but this is what my life has come to), and...
It was a couple weeks back when my husband sat me down after work and said we needed to talk. The expression on his face, his tone, his demeanor... they all told me that whatever he wanted to discuss, we wouldn't be celebrating with a bottle of bubbly. I thought maybe he needed to cancel a date night. Or wanted to discuss how my grocery budget has gotten out of control. Worse. He entered a...
Guys, we made it to Friday! Personally, I think we deserve warm, fresh-from-the-oven cookies, but those'll have to wait. No time. There's never enough time. My life recently feels as if I'm competing in a triathlon. For anyone who knows me, this is laughable as I don't run, bike, or swim very well at all. But no amount of reading or day dreaming could have prepared me for the ups and downs of building a...
The scene: it's 4:30 pm, dangerously close to dinner time, and I'm nervously glancing back and forth between our pantry and the clock on the stove. How did I end up here again? My back-up plan is grilled cheese, a usual occurrence when I'm feeling pressed for time and need something on the table. Not once has anyone complained about being served 'another' grilled cheese. We're friends now, so I can be honest. The kitchen...
Sometimes I wish I lived in a city. Nothing quite as large as New York. No, much to my husband's dismay, those days are long gone. But perhaps a place a bit smaller, somewhere quaint. We could live down the street from a bakery. A place that would be equally perfect for writing, people watching, and Wi-Fi stealing. We'd befriend the owner, who wouldn't look twice at our kids showing up on Sunday mornings in their...
These miso-marinated salmon bowls are made with flaky salmon fillets, chewy udon noodles, fresh veggies, and chiles to add just a hint of spice. This weekend was restorative. Instead of back-to-back birthday parties (a normal occurrence with three children in school), we left the house only to buy groceries and wine. It was lazy in the sense of not checking much off our to-do lists, but comforting to stay home, invite friends over, and talk...
Lover of all things food
Hi! I'm Ari, photographer and recipe developer behind Well Seasoned. To learn more about me, click here!
- gluten free
- Kitchen Enhancements (nice to have)
- Kitchen Essentials (need to have)
- Photography Equipment
- side dish