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

Meet My Herb Garden

Meet My Herb Garden

This summer I am experimenting with some potted herbs, and I believe that I got my herb garden on lockdown last weekend, with the addition of a couple new ones. Currently my herbs are taking up residence on the steps of my front porch. Here’s to hoping that both critters and people leave them be. … Continue reading

Shakespeare in the Arb–As You Like It

Shakespeare in the Arb–As You Like It

I’ve visited the Nichols Arboretum each of the last two weekends. The weekend before last, I stopped by the arb to see the peonies. They weren’t quite “at peak” at that point, but still beautiful. While I was there, I did some wandering around, and went to sit down by the river for a bit. … Continue reading

Esporão Wine Tasting at Aventura

Esporão Wine Tasting at Aventura

Last month I purchased a pair of tickets to a wine tasting event at Aventura featuring wines from Esporão Wines. I thought I’d share my experience with you! The huz and I were the first to arrive to the event. Clearly we are eager beavers. While we waited, the folks from Esporão Wines gave us … Continue reading