Fruit pizza breakfast

Cooking in our new Home!

I promise not to post about food too often but I enjoy cooking and with all the hard work it can take sometimes you just have to document it!

I can be a really picky eater but I love to cook and bake new recipes. Which means I find really specific recipes to try that end up being a bit complicated to make and make them over and over anyways! Because really, what other way is there?

I tried this awesome breakfast recipe for fruit pizza a few times! I will admit I made it the lazy way and skipped steps but the idea is the same. I just used bread I had around, burger buns since I don't buy much bread, regular cream cheese, and whatever fruit was handy that day. Putting things I love together just made sense.

Fruit pizza breakfast

Fruit and Fruit Pizza breakfast, cream cheese on toast with Kiwi, Grapes, and Clementine
breakfast and lunch fruit pizza and homemade spanish beef empanadas

Continuing with the complicated foods, my boyfriend and I love to make and eat empanadas. We will make 20 at a time and eat them all week! These I have no recipe for, we typically use beef spiced with Adobo, some shredded cheese, and a can of corn or mixed veggies. We've also experimented and make empanadas filled with steak and cheese ingredients, just veggies, and mac n cheese with extra cheese. We plan to do more of these crazy experiments because who doesn't love fried food. To be a bit healthier we once tried this gluten free recipe, I must warn you it's tons of work, they're also good but it's not the same as something fried!

homemade spanish beef empanadas

Continuing with the fried food trend I recently tried this delicious recipe. Again it's tons of work but soooo worth it, I've already made it twice! I like making cauliflower but sometimes it doesn't have enough flavor for me, this recipe has all the flavor you could even want and I love the texture of the fried cauliflower, it just melts in your mouth. If you don't like the sauce yourself the same website has a recipe without it that adds a little more flavor while breading the cauliflower.

breaded and fried cauliflower
breaded and fried cauliflower in delicious asian sauce

I highly recommend any of these recipes!


Mossy rocks and skyline in Middlesex Fells

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment." - Henry David Thoreau

Kiwi our Sugar Glider.

ALL of my Pets!

I mentioned in my last post about my pets that it wasn't featuring all of my pets... this time I will introduce all of my pets. First, of course, are more photos of Behr, Simba, and Grizzy because they are too cute. We try to get the animals to all play, Grizzy seems oblivious and just wants to walk around and lick things. Behr and Simba are more confused and hate Grizzy's claws. Here Behr looks ready to say "Dad what the heck is that? Get it off me please!" Simba on the other hand wants to sniff him, because Simba has an innate need to smell everything, that is until Grizzy starts moving, then Simba wants him and his nails gone.

Grizzy the bearded dragon on Behrs head
Grizzy the bearded dragon on Behrs head

Grizzy the bearded dragon on Simbas back

I could not help but take a ton of photos of Grizzy because he is still growing and his beard has become a beautiful bright orange that is so unusual and gorgeous. Therefore it had to be documented. And there's Simba, all legs and meowing at us to put him down.

Grizzy the bearded dragon in the sun
Simba the cat is all legs

Grizzy the bearded dragons orange beard.

Finally the rest of my pets I keep mentioning. We have two Sugar Gliders, Kiwi and Gizmo. Sugar Gliders are marsupials who sleep in pouches and are nocturnal. When woken they are very active so getting good photos is difficult! It's even harder when they jump at the camera because they love to jump and glide. Sugar Gliders bond to their owners by scent, ours are still bonding with us, as it can take a while, but they love to come out and play. Kiwi is the more shy of the two and it often takes her longer to come play and she startles more easily - she's also easier to corral so most of these photos are of her. Gizmo is more adventurous and even more energetic easily alluding us.

Sugar Gliders cuddling by Simba our cat

Alexis with Kiwi, one of our Sugar Gliders.

Alexis with our Sugar Gliders

They wouldn't leave Alexis alone when we woke them up a little early this weekend. They kept trying to crawl up his shirt, which isn't a pleasant experience with their claws, and cuddle but at the same time would not sit still!

Dog being goofy outside

Introducing SOME of my Pets :)

The more I post you'll notice  that I LOVE animals and that my boyfriend and I have a lot of pets! For this post I'll introduce three of our pets and there will be plenty more photos of them to come!

Dog getting annoyed being brushed

Dog getting brushed

First is Behr, he's half lab half retriever = golden lab and seven years old. He's a goofy dog. I met him when he was two and his personality really reflects my boyfriends. They'll huff and puff at each other, they have grunt conversations, and this mostly happens when Behr's complaining. He's a happy dog who loves to greet everyone with hugs... except he wants to eat our smaller animals!

Cat cleaning himself

Simba being goofy

Cat hanging out on the floor

Second is Simba, he was our friends cat who we kind of adopted. He's a fluff ball of six years and 12 lbs. He's a funny cat and we affectionately call him Meow Meow. He's been living with us for 2 years and it's been fun to watch his personality change as he got used to us and our different pets and roommates. He's a very curious kitty, who doesn't like to be picked up, but he never scratches or bites but will incessantly meows at you until you put him down. If you make him mad he'll take it out on the dog by running up him and swatting him (without claws), it's funny to watch. Our smaller animals make him curious and it's entertaining.

Lizard being a brat and refusing to eat

Lizard being a brat and refusing to eat

Third is Grizzy, he is our baby Bearded Dragon we got in late 2015. These photos are from when we got him and since then he's already grown to 1 ft! He will reach 2 feet within 1.5-3 years (he's only a few months old now). He's also a friendly guy, he'll come out and play with us and run around. He will stand still and then suddenly move very quickly, when he's tired or cold he'll cuddle up to us and just sleep. It's fun to watch him chase his live food or, as in these photos, put his veggies all over his face when he didn't want to eat them. He doesn't seem to notice the other animals and isn't scared of them.


I have a few more pets... but I just got them so photos will come later!

Boston Public Garden pond suitcases at a pench

Boston Fall 2015

I’ve lived my whole life in the Boston area and I have to say fall truly is beautiful here. Of course, I am a bit biased, but Boston is rich in history, add a little fall color, and you have some beautiful photos. During this past fall some friends were visiting from California who had never been to Boston before so we visited all the tourist spots and, if I’m being honest, I probably looked more like a tourist then they did! The fall colors we’re so striking I couldn’t help myself. I was just clicking away with my camera the whole time.

Boston Public Garden pond suitcases at a pench
These lone suitcases just waiting at a bench in the Boston Public Gardens on a beautiful fall day remind me to travel and see the beauty where ever you go, even if you have to leave your luggage behind.

We started in the Boston Public Garden; which was created in 1837 on 24 acres of old marsh land. Where we visited the Make Way for Ducklings statues that are in honor of the children’s book by Robert McCloskey. We then made our way through Boston Common, past the MA State House, through the Holocaust Memorial, to the Harbor, and ended at Mike’s Pastries in the North end for one of their coveted cannoli’s.

Boston MA State House
This image of Boston's MA State House, just makes me laugh. I love it. I love what it says about Boston, that in the middle of the city there is still nature, and trees!

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