on the menu: homemade caramel latte

IMG_2249-modI ♥ caramel lattes.



on the menu: Greek yoghurt with raspberries, honey, Spanish almonds

fresh raspberries w/ honey and roasted almonds over Greek yoghurt

fresh raspberries w/ honey and roasted almonds over Greek yoghurt


Thanks to my sister and her connections at the Armenian market for the almonds, which are excellent.

on the menu: pears, olives, anchovies, brie, almonds, dill pickles…


Another miscellaneous picnic meal, with a Mediterranean lilt.

I do actually just eat parsley, too. I love parsley.

Not the greatest olives, it turned out. Trader Joe’s. I’m still learning to properly appreciate olives (like so many things), and this is not the way to go about cultivating appreciation. I really did know better, but lacked options at the time. Ah well. The pear was good.

I quite like this toothpick holder. Carved of some pleasing stone or another. A gift from my much younger brother when he was maybe 12, from (randomly, adorably) the Science Museum gift shop.

on the menu: brie, havarti, mustard, figs, almonds…and sherry

IMG_1917Sometimes I eat like a small, ambitious bird.

Who loves cheese, and mustard. And zucchini relish (homemade by the mom).


I am always up for a miscellaneous platter like this. Some combination of cheese/nuts/fruit/protein. Maybe prunes or dates, olives, sardines, pears, basil leaves, chocolate…so versatile, and always good.

It makes me want something fortified…IMG_1924

Like sherry.