I love carbs. Potatoes, pasta, rice. You name a carb, I love it.
I also love finding new ways to eat carbs. I get that sauce isn’t a new way to eat pasta, but inventing new sauces is like a hobby for me. Ultra-specific, I know.
Usually, the sauces I make are savory and spicy. But when I got an adorable jar of honey from Catskill Provisions, (along with some honey infused whiskey) I thought, “Why shouldn’t pasta sauce be sweet?” Then I was reminded of the movie Elf when Will Ferrell pours maple syrup over the family’s spaghetti. Okay, so a totally sweet sauce is probably not the best idea. But maybe spicy and sweet?
And so my Spicy Sweet Sausage Spaghetti Sauce recipe was born.
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“Happy Bees Make Better Honey!”
This slogan appears on the jar of raw wildflower honey I received from Catskill Provisions, and I couldn’t agree more! Their honey is also infused into their New York Honey infused Rye whiskey.
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This weekend I took a tour of the Widow Jane Distillery and the Cacao Prieto Chocolate factory in Brooklyn. People kept falling into chocolate rivers and turning into blueberries.
Nah, this isn’t Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. It’s 1000x more magical because a) there’s amazing handmade chocolate and b) there’s also booze!
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Jersey City’s Project: EATS is back this weekend for it’s fourth year! This is my first time attending, but I’m already hoping that it comes back again for a fifth round.
First up was a taste test of Slow & Low Rock and Rye. There will be a separate post about this liquor at a later date, but I will tell you that it is delicious— no need for mixers or additions. Something you can truly drink straight or neat.
Next, we made the rounds of the vendors deciding which we wanted to eat at, and which we would have to skip. There were plenty of really interesting booths, but there’s only so much food I can eat … or make Alex eat so I can have a taste and write about it.
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Here is a fact about me: I am hungry all the time. No matter what time of day, I’m ready to eat.
Finding a food that actually makes me feel full, even for like, 5 minutes, is a miracle. Chia Pods are that food that actually fill me.
Another fact about me: Alex and I recently got a blender. I’ve been using it every day since we got it. You know what that means– smoothies!
As you probably surmised, I got to experimenting. You know me: always messing around in the kitchen.
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Yesterday Alex and I were out viewing new apartments, checking out different neighborhoods etc. We passed a couple yard sales and stopped for a minute, but there wasn’t anything we wanted. As we were heading home, there was another yard sale, and I figured it was probably the same old junk as the others. But, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a brown bag with a Nikon logo. It caught my eye so I stopped and looked at it.
At first I thought, “Man, how cool would I look carrying my camera around in this sweet-ass vintage bag?”
Then I thought, “Wow, this bag is seriously retro and possibly worth some big bucks.”
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A friend had a guest visiting from London, so of course we had to show the guy the staples of Jersey City. We crammed 3 different locations into one night: Taphaus, Archer and Golden Cicada. Each one represents a different kind of scene or crowds in Jersey City.
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