So this is a very special week indeed! Contributor and blogger bestie, Sydney Turnquist is about to get a new last name! Not because she’s running from the law, but because she’s getting married this weekend! It’s going to be a gorgeous ceremony (and I am going to take full advantage of the open bar).
In honor of her upcoming nuptials, I thought this quote from Dora J. Arod was appropriate. I don’t want to get too sappy as that’s not my style (unless I’m drunk, in which case it’s 100% my style), but I just have to say that I’m so excited and happy for Syd. She’s been an amazing blog partner and friend, and there’s no one I’d rather go on food adventures with. I’ll eat the tomatoes off your burger any time (that’s not a euphemism; get your brain out of the gutter).
“My love is pizza shaped. Won’t you have a slice? It’s circular, so there’s enough to go around.”
–Dora J. Arod
Although I’ve been told that there won’t be any pizza at the reception.
So, I recently discovered (last week) The Great British Baking Show on Netflix and I have already binged like 2 seasons of it and am working my way through season 3 (side note: why are there only 3 seasons on Netflix when this show has been on since 2010?!).
Anyway, I’ve decided that I’m in love with Mary Berry and want to be just like her when I get older. So I’m dedicating this week to the queen of pastry herself.
“Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy.”
Side note #2: WHY HASN’T ANYONE EVER TOLD ME HOW AMAZING THIS SHOW IS?!
So this weekend is Mother’s Day. This is your heads up to frantically call up a florist and make sure mom gets some flowers before Sunday (you’re welcome).
This week’s quote comes from author Mitch Albom. It’s so true. I don’t know what black magic my mother possesses, but everything she cooks is amazing and 100 times better than anything I cook.
“I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make–pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad…but it carries a certain taste of memory.”
Although my mother has never made meat loaf or tuna salad in her life.
Since Mexican food is one of my favorite things to eat, I truly enjoy Cinco de Mayo. Everything from the food, to the music, to the festivities, to the margaritas (ok, that’s a big part of it) combine to make a wonderful excuse to celebrate.
This week’s quote comes from author Amy Neftzger, and it summarizes how I will feel this Friday (and every Friday, if I’m being honest).
“It’s 4:58 on a Friday afternoon. Do you know where your margarita is?”
— Amy Neftzger
This rings true for me every Friday, although it’s particularly poignant on Cinco de Mayo.
Well, it’s tax day! Be sure to take advantage of all those Tax Day Freebies while you can (I know I will).
This quote has basically been my mantra since I submitted my taxes (and every time I see my take home pay).
“When a man’s stomach is full, it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor”
Here’s hoping none of you get audited!
Wow, who can believe it’s April already? I just got back from my Chinaventure and I can’t wait to share my experience (and all my food pictures) with you guys! I already put a couple on Instagram, but I have about 1,000 more (and those only barely an exaggeration).
One thing I missed while I was in China was steak. So, in honor of that, I thought I’d share this quote with you!
“I think steak is the ultimate comfort food, and if you’re going out for one, that isn’t the time to scrimp on calories or quality.”
Then again, I rarely scrimp on calories.
So this week, I’m heading on a very exciting adventure to China to visit my favorite redhead / one of my very best friends in the whole world, Lily! She moved to China in October of 2015, where she’s been ever since teaching English to adorable little Chinese kids. I saw her briefly during this past Thanksgiving when she was back in the US for a visit, but those few hours were not nearly enough time. So I booked a flight, got my Chinese Visa (what a process, y’all), and am leaving tomorrow for one of the greatest adventures of my life!
In honor of that, here’s a quote about food and friendship, my 2 favorite things in life.
“When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life.”
– Monica Bellucci
Wowza, can you believe it’s March already? I surely can’t believe how quickly 2017 is flying by (although I am looking forward to warmer weather).
After eating all of the foods during CHSWFF, I probably should be sticking to salad, but life is short and who wants to do that?
“I do love Italian food. Any kind of pasta or pizza”
– Jennifer Love Hewitt
It’s the best week of the year: Charleston Wine + Food! This year, I have a media pass, so I’m going to be attending every event I possible can (this would be one of those times where a cloning machine or time-turner would very much come in handy).
In honor of this awesome event, here’s a quote from Lin Yutang that pretty much summarizes what’s so great about the culinary scene in Charleston:
“Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.”
Merrrrry Christmas! I hope you get everything you asked for from Santa Claus this year! I asked for a new coffee machine and a cruise to the Caribbean, which I know that I got because I bought them for myself. I’m my own Secret Santa.
This week’s quote reminds me of Christmas, because it involves one of my favorite holiday traditions: baking cookies! Hope you enjoy!
“Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal”
— Sandra Lee
Ho-ho-hope you have a Merry Christmas!
PS, if you have a moment, I’d appreciate it if you nominated Queen of the Food Age for “Best Local Interest Blog” for Best of Charleston 2017! If I win, I’ll bake all of my followers a dozen cookies!