Costa Rica: Day 6-Power Outage

Costa Rica: Day 6-Power Outage

Our final day at Banana Azul was a rainy one. On the day’s planned itinerary: relaxation. So it didn’t work out so shabby after all. We were very lucky and all the days leading up to this one were absolutely gorgeous – warm and sunny tropical perfection. We were up bright and early for macadamia … Continue reading

Taste of Ann Arbor 2015

Taste of Ann Arbor 2015

Sometimes being a blogger has its perks! Last weekend, I had the fantastic pleasure of serving on the judging panel for the Taste of Ann Arbor event which takes place annually in downtown Ann Arbor. You might remember that I was also on the panel two years ago as well. I’ve very grateful that the … Continue reading

Rhubarb, Peonies, and Ann Arbor Happenings

Rhubarb, Peonies, and Ann Arbor Happenings

Howdy! How is your Saturday going? I thought I would pop in this weekend and say hello! As promised in my last post, I’ve been highly enjoying all the summer foods. Like Strawberry Rhurbarb Crumble! I’ve just about mastered this recipe by now and can whip it up in no time. If you cut down … Continue reading

Chopsticks–Ann Arbor

Chopsticks–Ann Arbor

I often feel guilty after eating (American-) Chinese food (mostly because I choose the really unhealthy options and eat SO much of it!), but dang, it’s so good! A new Chinese place, Chopsticks, just opened up close to home, in the Cranbrook Plaza of Ann Arbor, that we tried out shortly after their grand opening … Continue reading

Jerusalem Garden Moved

Jerusalem Garden Moved

As you may have heard, Ann Arbor’s favorite Mediterranean restaurant, Jerusalem Garden, has moved from their tiny S Fifth Ave location to the former Seva location at 314 E Liberty St. We visited the day of their grand opening! The interior was been completely renovated and now features much more seating than their previous location, … Continue reading

Shatila Bakery-West Bloomfield

Shatila Bakery-West Bloomfield

I’ve been wanting to visit Shatila Bakery for ages, after seeing so many Instagram friends post pictures of their incredible looking pastries and baklava. Shatila Bakery is a Middle Eastern bakery with locations in both Dearborn and West Bloomfield. A couple weekends ago, the huz and I found ourselves in the relative vicinity of West … Continue reading

Breakfasts at Saline Downtown Diner

Breakfasts at Saline Downtown Diner

BBQ and Brunch! Saline Downtown Diner does both. Last summer I shared with you my BBQ experience at Saline Downtown Diner, aka Smoke BBQ. Offering a variety of tasty meats smoked on-site and homemade sides, SDD also offers BBQ during select hours and days of the week. Check out their website or give them a … Continue reading

Slurping Turtle–Ann Arbor

Slurping Turtle–Ann Arbor

Slurping Turtle has been open in Ann Arbor for about one year now, but I finally just made it in. Chef Takashi Yagihashi is renowed for his Chicago restaurants, and has also appeared on Food Network’s Iron Chef and Iron Chef Masters. I’ll admit I considered visiting previously (and was excited to do so), but … Continue reading