When we chose to go to Salzburg and Italy for our honeymoon, we were definitely going with a wander around, follow-the-food approach. In Salzburg we planned to beer garden it up, and in Italy we planned to… I mean, eat Italian food. That’s pretty simple. And it was pretty easy to follow our stomachs as we booked our trip. The agriturismo we stayed at in Tuscany was … Continue reading Food-Lessons From Our Honeymoon
4th of July is one of those holidays where, for whatever reason, I never really have plans until the last minute. This year I decided that the number one most important thing I needed to accomplish this 4th of July was making & eating a “red, white & blueberry” whipped-topping flag cake. Party or no party. Luckily my sister Dana had a trifle recipe on … Continue reading Happy 4th! (Plus Pasta Musings & Edible Flag)
Even though this blog is no longer “The Daily Binge,” obviously food is still VERY important to me. Therefore I want to tell you guys about our wedding dessert quest, partly because it is a story about realizing less is more. After the wedding, I emailed our vendors to have a mutual thank-you love-fest (I recommend this), and our photographer/cake-topper-maker Tammy said something that stuck with … Continue reading Just Desserts
Just a little commemorative post that as of today, July 1st, 2016, The Daily Binge is officially Elysse Applebaum (dot com). I saw the expiration date coming up on The Daily Binge (dot com) and I wasn’t feeling inspired to keep blogging under that name. The site morphed a lot over the years, from snack and TV reviews (trying to be “niche”) to mostly just … Continue reading The Other Side
Okay, this is going to be a little bit about the wedding again, but I swear it’s really about how it’s CHARLIE’S FOURTH BIRTHDAY!!! (Aka 6 months since we adopted Charlie from the shelter.) In case you’re wondering, shelters guess a dog’s age by looking at their teeth (as far as we’ve read). For whatever reason, Charlie’s teeth made him look 3.5 years old. So the … Continue reading On Crying & Dog-Birthdays
Hello! One month ago today we got married! And I’m just now emerging from a fog of exhaustion and jet lag! (At least, I hope I’m emerging. Who knows what tomorrow will bring!) Since last I blogged, pre-wedding shit hit the fan. Those last few days before the wedding, suddenly we were up all night wrapping gifts, writing cards, and packing everything into neat boxes for … Continue reading The Honeymoon Is Over!
Hi guys. It’s been a while but in my defense I thought I hadn’t blogged since before we moved, so it’s actually been… less while. The really big news is that we got a dog, a 4-year-old (ish) bichpoo. That was actually the last thing we did in 2015 — we found Charlie at our local shelter on December 30th. He probably had the worst … Continue reading Everything’s Just Dandelion (Tea)