8 words I wish we had in English, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Earlier this week, I wrote about hygge, the Danish art of enjoying the cozy, comfortable and intimate feeling of a perfect moment. Hygge is difficult to define in English because it takes about a dozen words to attempt to recreate the sentiment…and even then it’s still not an exact match. I’m fascinated with language translation,…

Fast, “fancy” appetizers, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Appetizers are one of my favorite things. That is, perhaps, misleading. Appetizers in a restaurant are often, I feel, named incorrectly. For example, if you’re going to plow through 2,000 calories in beer battered cheese curds before your meal (and I’m not judging if this is you!), then you probably shouldn’t call that an “appetizer.”…

A December reset, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Anybody else feel like they need to push the reset button at the start of December? I love the stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas, but this November has left me feeling like I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming from Halloween into the dead of winter. Remember October when it was 55 degrees, and the leaves…

November playlist, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

The November Playlist!  Do not tell me you’re already pumping up the Christmas music? I love a good Christmas playlist as much as the next girl, but please do your holidays in some semblance of order. There might not be a thing as “Thanksgiving music,” but here’s a list of super chill, fall inspired instrumentals…

Low country boil, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Recipe alert! A few weeks back, we made semi-spontaneous dinner plans with a couple of friends. After confirming a mutual time and that we would host at our house, I faced the age-old question, “what’s for dinner.” I proposed three options: pot of soup, roasted chicken, or a mystery pin that I had once saved…

Moon cheese, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

One of the best parts about shopping at Costco…beyond being able to set yourself up in a year’s worth of spaghetti sauce in one trip, and their excellent Kirkland brand potato chips, and the most delicious coconut rolled, chocolate dipped almonds…is that they have a myriad of free samples to snack on during the day….