Jerk Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Jerk Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

I’m so happy to share this delightfully summery recipe with you today from Cooking Light! I will forever stand by my declaration that summer food truly is the best food! Sure, big warm pots of soup soups, hearty stews, and casseroles will always be comforting in the winter, and pumpkins and apples are the delight … Continue reading

The Inn at Black Star Farms

The Inn at Black Star Farms

This year, the huz and I spent our Fourth of July weekend up north, in Suttons Bay, Michigan. We stayed at the Inn and Black Star Farms. I seriously cannot say enough positive things about this place. Let me try! So Black Star Farms is a winery that has vineyards and tasting rooms in both … Continue reading

Upnorth for the Fourth

Upnorth for the Fourth

As is expected of any true Michigander, I headed Upnorth for the Fourth this past week. I loved that the holiday was on a Friday this year! The huz and I also took vacation days from work on Thursday to make our weekend even longer. En route from Ann Arbor to Northern Michigan, we stopped … Continue reading

Vellum–Ann Arbor Restaurant Week: June 2014

Vellum–Ann Arbor Restaurant Week: June 2014

Twice yearly I like sharing my Ann Arbor Restaurant Week experiences here on the blog. Last Friday night I had dinner at Vellum. This was a reservation I actually made several weeks back, anticipating that a 7:30 PM reservation on Friday night might be a hot-ticket item during Restaurant Week. Vellum has been in business … Continue reading

Weekend in Chicago–June 2014

Weekend in Chicago–June 2014

Heyyy heyyy! I wanted to pop in to share some pictures from this past weekend, spent in Chicago with my mom. Ladies’ weekend! We stayed in the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Streeterville, which served us well. While I’ve traveled to Chicago a number of times, this was my mom’s first visit to … Continue reading

China Gate–A Fresh Look

China Gate–A Fresh Look

China Gate. Ahh, an Ann Arbor Chinese restaurant that evokes so many memories of my years as an undergrad at UMich. Located on S. University, pretty much right on the U-M Central Campus, this restaurant is a staple for hangry college students. The windows are decorated with signs showcasing Chef Jan’s culinary awards, and the … Continue reading

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Cherries

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Cherries

Recently I revealed that a I am a pork tenderloin convert. Continuing my study of this protein led me to try a new recipe found in the June issue of Cooking Light. One of the great things about this lean and affordable protein is that it is very versatile. Here, we’ve combined the meat with … Continue reading