friday night dining at fork & wrench

July 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Posted in Dessert, Dinner | 2 Comments

Well helllloooo everybody. I’m back! I’ve been cooking and dessert making and going out to some nice dinners recently! Things are still in flux in some aspects of my life and some others are starting to shape up nicely. Either way, next week I gotta get my booty to the pavement or gym and workout because of all these lavish meals! So speaking of lavish, last Friday night I dined with Joanney and Alayne and we had a really fun night on the town. Since June cookbook club was postponed to become July cookbook club, we needed to have some fancy eating girl time. This new restaurant in Canton was the perfect place to do that.


Fork & Wrench, just from the name it sounds all industrial and cool right? They tote that it has a mix of college science lab and pharmacy too, which makes it right up my chemistry loving alley.We had outstanding dishes that night… go for the jump to see em.

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Summertime Eating with the Papa

June 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Posted in Appetizer, Dessert, Dinner, Entertainment | 1 Comment

I have spent a good amount of time with Daddy and Abuelito so far this summer and that makes me very happy. The beginning of June I took over as nurse for Papa after his knee surgery and fed him lots of fresh meals! This one shown here was our first al fresco meal at the Jarrettsville house in a LONG time. Me and Laurita had fun setting it up.


Go for the jump to see the Father’s Day meal and other fun pictures!

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Wordless Wednesday: Summertime Maryland, my Maryland

June 27, 2012 at 7:00 am | Posted in Dessert, Entertainment, Travels | 2 Comments





Lilly’s Crazy Awesome Pink and Green First Birthday Party

June 22, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Posted in Dessert, Dinner, Entertainment, Lunch | 6 Comments

Well hello there world! Now that I have finished four seasons of Mad Men, been through some nice long weekends in Long Island, Jarrettsville and DC, I am feeling reset. Alot of things are in flux right now, but I’d say in a month there might be a new normal to my life and I am so excited. So where were we when I last left off? Oh excited to see Lilly. It always comes back to Lilly. I am so lucky to have an adorable blond baby that recognizes me on the facetime and exclaims “Hi!” I spent four solid days with that baby, and the best moments? Icing the cookies you will see below and having her hang out next to me while she played with a reusable shopping bag full of random kitchen utensils. Kids are so amused by simple things! Reminds me of my childhood and the refrigerator boxes and houses built under the forsythia bushes.


See? Balloons. Pink and green polka dotted balloons nonetheless. But simple beautifully deflated balloons. You might sense a theme here… pink and green! And I continued that theme in my dear sweet Lilly’s birthday present. A pink and green Lilly dress! It fit her perfectly and she wore it the day of the party. I was mondo happy.


So go for the jump to see the insane amount of pink and green things that were included in the celebration and the insane amount of work and detail that Jana and I did that day!

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Strawberry Picking with Jen

May 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Dessert, Entertainment, Travels | 1 Comment

Are you ready to be amazed?? It has literally been like 15 years since I went strawberry picking. My mom used to be in charge of the strawberry festival every year at our church and I remember fun days of strawberry picking followed by that glorious Saturday morning preparing the strawberries for the fifty or so strawberry shortcakes to be eaten by all in the afternoon. Maybe this is why I’m so obsessed? I mean, come on- juicy cut up strawberries with vanilla ice cream and delicious sweet biscuits is really where its at. And mamacita bought me alot of Strawberry Shortcake paraphernalia when I was little.. anyways I digress. Saturday morning I had planned on stopping at the Frederick Farmer’s Market to get a quart, but then Jen, sweet Jen started texting me to inquire about my plans for the remaining part of the weekend. Apparently, the strawberry fields at her CSA – Flying Plow Farm were ripe for the picking and asked me to join her. WELL DUH I SAID YES.


Here is one of the beautiful red gems I picked up from the field. Now go for the jump to see more fun pictures full of strawberry goodness.

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A Mexican Feast with Strawberry Tart and Friday Ramblings!

May 11, 2012 at 9:08 am | Posted in Appetizer, Dessert, Dinner, Entertainment, Lunch | 5 Comments

Phew! This week is almost over! It was a much better week than last so for that I am thankful. Things are definitely not ideal in parts of my life, but I am so happy I have so many good friends and a wonderful family to share the happy moments. In other news, I worked out three times this week! Running is making my ankle wonky the next day, but that doesn’t last more than a day! May is breezing along so fast. Excited to hang with mama and abuelita this weekend and attend my friend Stephanie’s baby shower on Saturday!

Here are two songs making me happy this week…. The first one is so poppy, but it gives me energy so thats cool!

This next video from the Shin’s is so well orchestrated and the song gives a welcome abandon kind of feeling. Love it!


And love all of the strawberries and Mexican food I got to eat last weekend! Did some outlet shopping, then made a nice meal for my roomie Jenn, and friends Allison and Rob. We had a really fun time walking around May Fest in Frederick and all of the fun activities that went along with that. I made a sweet three course meal for dinner and we got to eat al fresco! Go check out that meal below and see some shots from my Sunday Funday with Katie and Andrew!

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Wordless Wednesday: A Friends and Strawberry Filled Weekend

May 9, 2012 at 7:00 am | Posted in Dessert, Entertainment | 2 Comments





Wordless Wednesday: Things I Like to Eat

May 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Posted in Dessert, Lunch | 2 Comments




Birthday Tea for Jen at Cafe Anglais!

April 13, 2012 at 7:00 am | Posted in Dessert, Lunch | 3 Comments

It is no secret that I love my cousin Jen. Her husband, my actual cousin, Bobby was one smart guy to marry her and he gave the rest of our family the gift of a wonderful family member and especially for me a close friend. It is also no secret that Jen loves to go to tea! We went here last year for her birthday and realized that we have been to four different tea houses in Maryland together! Another tea shop in Frederick was too busy for a party of 6, so from recommendation from my friends Kendra and Adam, we decided to go to Cafe Anglaise!


I would definitely say this place is traditional, and not especially “girlie.” The owner Michael was very gracious and obviously British. The tea house has a nice relaxed atmosphere and the food was good! Not outstanding, but very good. Go for the jump to see more pictures!

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Wordless Wednesday: Sights and Creations around Frederick

April 4, 2012 at 7:00 am | Posted in Dessert, Travels | Leave a comment




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