Getting Ready for Fall...

Hello Friends, I hope summer has treated you well. I, for one am ready for the cooler weather but not yet ready for sweaters and pumpkin recipes. Here's a glimpse of what I've been enjoying in NYC (and at home) this summer through Instagram -  I'll be back soon with a longer update to share some thoughts on life and blogging...getting ready for some changes this fall.

Savor these last days of summer! 

  1. Labor Day caprese salad with perfectly ripe, juicy tomatoes from Fresh Direct.
  2. I made a chocolate & salted caramel (ice cream) cake for the hubs' birthday. 
  3. Celebrating both a friend and my birthdays with a gluten-free matcha-chocolate crepe at Eight Turn Crepe 
  4. Coffee gelato at A.B. Biagi - I'm in love with their bird logo...kinda wanted to take a bunch of napkins home with me. 
  5. Sweet treats my hubs picked up for my birthday from gluten free bakery, Pip's Place. My favorite was the blueberry fairy cake (mini bundt). 
  6. Amazing tacos at Sembrado NYC with a new friend. 
  7. Vibrant daisies at Sky Ice Sweet & Savory in Park Slope, Brooklyn
  8. Guava ice cream at Sundae & Cones
  9. Love this colorful macaron tower at Macaron Parlour - my fave macarons so far in NYC! (Though I have yet to try Laduree)
  10. A simple summer salad I threw together for lunch one day... peaches and tomatoes with feta, turkey, avocado over arugala. 
  11. Grilled calamari at Taverna Kyclades - my first time eating Greek food in Astoria! This was an amazing dish, and for under $15, what. a. deal.
  12. A "palette" of Asian-inspired ice cream flavors from Sky Ice Sweet & Savory (see #7). My fave is the Thai tea ice cream. I just love tea-flavored ice creams.