That’s a Wrap!


For the most part, the temperature has significantly cooled. Last weekend, however, was so warm that it warranted indulging in a strawberry sorbet popsicle from Popbar. I am eager for the holidays, which in my mind officially begins on Halloween. From then on it’s a whirlwind of excitement, holiday lights, hot chocolate, and festive activities. Oh, and there’s also this. It’s not a truly fulfilled holiday season unless Bill Murray’s in it. Until then, let’s wrap up the week with a recap…

RUN THE SHOW: Hollywood’s top showrunners.

MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING: Is being turned into a TV comedy series.

CAT CORA: And how she overcame sexism in the kitchen.

LOBSTER LOVE: Behind Maine’s mysterious lobster bonanza.

MAKEOVER: Written recipes get a new look.

SELF-PUBLISHING: Why Hollywood keeps turning to it.

SMARTIES: The retro candy is thriving.

POTAYTO, POTAHTO: How to make potatoes.

SUCCESS: How to succeed in Shondaland.

Have an enjoyable weekend!

Image by Lauren Jessen


That’s a Wrap!


Okay, so I made the executive decision not to see The Fault in Our Stars in theaters, but I did watch Orange is the New Black and it was everything I could have wanted and more. I need Season 3 now. I mini-binged and it was worth every hour. Popsicle season has started, and I enjoyed a Strawberry & Basil pop at last weekend’s Farmer’s Market (photo above). Popsicles are a perfect sweet substitute when ice cream feels too heavy for a hot day. Now, let’s wrap up the week with a recap…

* Takayo Kiyota’s sushi art is so impressive.

* Reuse your plastic bread tags. These are some great ideas.

* I’m on Instagram! Follow for all things food and film.

* How Netflix is changing our brains.

* Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco.

* Once again, ladies and gentleman, Mindy Kaling.

* An Amy Poehler and Tina Fey movie? Yes please!

* Drink pairings for the Game of Thrones characters.

Have a fantastic weekend!

{Photo by Lauren}

Flavor of the Month: Blueberry

Blueberry Cream Cheese Macarons | Blueberry Barbecued Chicken | Blueberry Muffins | Blueberry Pie Ice Cream |  Creamy Orange and Blueberry Pops

I can’t believe summer is actually here. It feels like last summer was just yesterday. With summer comes icy treats, barbecues on warm nights, and fresh fruit. This season I plan on eating as many berries as possible, not only because they are great for your health, but because they add sweetness to any meal or dessert. While blueberries have more nutritional value when eaten raw, they are excellent additions to baked desserts and frozen treats. Whether you get your blueberries by hand-picking them or by buying them at the grocery store, definitely try to incorporate this fruit into your diet as much as possible!