Have you ever tried a dirty chai latte? It’s a latte (iced or hot) with a shot of espresso. I’ve always thought that chai lattes were delicious and indulgent, but more in the dessert sense (as opposed to the helping me function sense, as I rely on my iced coffee for the sake of productivity!) This is the best of both worlds.. flavorful, delicious chai… with a kick!
One of our family’s summer traditions is that my brother-in-law Steve (and my sister Becca) make lobster rolls. This year, I convinced them to let me help out… and to let me document the process for the blog as their lobster rolls are SO good. You probably know this by now (I mean, first this post and then this one)…
One of my favorite childhood memories is of making ice cream sundaes with my mom and sisters. I literally grew up in a restaurant (our house is attached to the restaurant) so we always had homemade chocolate sauce + caramel sauce on hand. And today, I love making homemade caramel sauce when I have friends over for dinner… it seems like such an extravagant/time-consuming touch, but it’s really just melted butter + sugar.
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to experience something I’d only dreamed of. The Tasting Table Lobster Rumble. If you know me personally or have been reading this blog for a while (refer to this very important post), then you know that I think lobster rolls should actually be their own food group. I would eat one every day if I could.
If you are a regular reader in these parts, then you know two things: One: At 33 years old, I consider myself a beginner at cooking and two, I am doing everything in my power to change that! I’ve spent years being “too busy” to cook, racing from work to drinks to events to this thing and the next, and just hadn’t made cooking at home much of a priority. It’s definitely a New York thing, especially as groceries here are oftentimes more expensive than takeout!
Having grown up in the Northeast (with restaurateur parents), seafood (especially oysters + lobster rolls) is very important to me. It’s funny, because I actually refused to eat fish until high school, and wouldn’t eat lobster or other shellfish until college (what was I thinking??