Some New Yorkers will tell you that the best way to eat a bagel is with cream cheese, lox, tomato, red onion, and capers. This is the New York classic that you should get whenever visiting the Big Apple. Lox is one of the best foods to grace our brunch plates and bagels. If you’ve never had a smoked salmon eggs benedict and see it on a menu at your next brunch venue – order it. You’re welcome. But as delicious as this seafood delicacy is, it can be expensive to always ord
I’m really excited about this blog post (double-whammy blog posts) because I didn't write it! This post comes courtesy of my younger goofball brother Mark. You’ve all met him somewhat virtually in some of my previous posts but now I’m very excited that he is contributing content to my blog. I’m such a proud sister. May I present to you - my first guest recipe post. Food is an important tradition in my family. It is something that brought my mom, dad, and sister into the kitch
Le sigh. This semester has been a mess and as I’ve been delving into academic articles and homework, I watched as my lovely blog withered from lack of attention. But it’s not that I’ve forgotten about my blog and have been neglecting it on purpose. My camera is chock full of food photos (that I still have to edit) but the problem is finding time to write. However, I’m finally setting some time aside to write because if I let this blog shrivel up and waste away on the interw
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
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.