Author Archives: Katryn

Thai Beef Basil

Thai Beef Basil

This post was born from yet another underwhelming trip to a local Thai restaurant. I know I sound snobby saying that but it’s just that we compare every Thai restaurant that we go to with a hole in the wall gem that we used to frequent when we lived in Arlington. Going to yet anotherContinue Reading

The Cosmo

The Cosmo

An unexpected positive side effect of Nathan’s martini experimentations was that it inspired me to create another iconic Vodka based beverage…the classic Cosmo. While Nathan was busy with his vermouth, olives, gin and vodka I was being industrious with my cranberry juice, lime juice, and Triple Sec. I guess that’s why the Cosmo has gottenContinue Reading

Firecracker Shrimp

Firecracker Shrimp

This may look like just another shrimp recipe to you all but for Nathan and I this sweet and spicy appetizer is part of our history and holds sweet and nostalgic memories. During our engagement we lived about 45 minutes apart in different states and were separated by the DC Beltway so seeing each otherContinue Reading

Learning to appreciate the Martini: Part 1

Learning to appreciate the Martini: Part 1

When I think of the most sophisticated beverage, the classic Martini is the first thing that comes to mind. It conjures images of James Bond, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly and it just seems to ooze classic glamour. It’s even been called “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet.” Well, I can tellContinue Reading

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

We don’t have the best track record for traditional St. Patrick’s day fare. Corned beef is our nemesis and our Irish Soda bread wasn’t bad but fell a bit flat (literally.) So this year we wanted to try something different and seek to redeem our previous experiences. We chose Shepherd’s Pie for this attempt atContinue Reading