It’s finally over—the summer finally came to an end and it’s now cozy weather time. I have been patiently waiting for sweater weather for what feels like eons. Summer in DC is just stupidly humid that unless I’m by a pool, I’d rather not endure it, please and thank you. While I appreciate summer for more daylight hours and fun activities, commuting in the sweltering sun is unpleasant. And even though the office is frigid thanks to the blaring AC, I don’t mind it at all. Much
I have done it. I have used up all the apples from my apple picking adventures. It took me a while and I’m honestly so surprised they stayed fresh as long as they did, but they are now all gone! I might be appled out for a while too, but it was worth it to bake with them. And I’m pleased to share the latest apple recipe for your fall desires—Homemade Apple Cider! Apple cider is probably the most fall drink there is. It can be enjoyed warm or chilled and is so homey and c
My brother Mark visited me this past weekend and we cooked up a storm. The entire weekend was spent exploring DC, playing video games, and cooking. There was some sleep too, but my apartment smelled great the entire weekend. I have oodles of recipes that I will be sharing with you in the next few weeks, but the one I’m most excited about is CHILI! I love chili. It’s one of my favorite things to make in the fall—well actually I love to make it year round, but it seems extra ap
Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a restful weekend. Even though it was the first weekend of fall it felt a lot like summer. DC takes a while to cool down and really get into the fall feeling. Where is my cool crisp weather? I’m ready for it, please. I’m still reeling from the heartbreak of both my football teams losing this weekend. That’s the nature of the game, though—there has to be a winner and a loser. I just wish my teams were the winners this weekend (although my f
I wish the weekends were longer. Two days doesn’t seem enough time to do all the fun things I want to do or even enough time to catch up on sleep. Although I did find the time to bake this weekend. These past few weekends I have been on a baking/cooking spree. What can I say? It’s just so much fun. So I went apple picking nearly two weeks ago and I still have apples left over! I’m running close to the end of my apple haul, but they just take up so much of my already limite
A healthy dose of ginger
Hi there, I'm Nina! I'm your friendly neighborhood ginger cooking up delicious meals, exploring NYC and the world, and enjoying life one bite at a time.