Friday, December 30, 2011

Foodie Friday: Vinto

A customer of mine in San Diego actually recommended Vinto while I was traveling for the holidays and I am so glad I popped in while visiting Salt Lake.

The atmosphere and decor was fantastic, basically how I want to interior of my house to look. The prices were unbelievable for the quality of food and everything we got tasted amazing. The menu was well put together and everything sounded so enticing that we pondered over what to get for a while. Everything that the tables next to us had is what we wanted.



We opted for the grilled artichoke appetizer and they were cooked to perfection, with a yummy shallot vinaigrette over wild arugula.

I got the margherita pizza and my friend got the roasted tomato and sage pasta. Their wood fired pizzas look, smell and taste amazing.

For dessert, we tried two of their house made gelato's: salted caramel (absolutely the best gelato I've ever tasted) and peppermint swirl (delicious and fun for the holidays).

Basically I'm sad that I live in San Diego because I would probably eat Vinto everyday if I could.

Location: 418 East 200 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Neighborhood: Downtown

Monday, December 19, 2011

link love v.19

Festive nail art, I love the snowflakes!

All I want for Christmas is this nail polish rack in my life.

I kind of really LOVE this hamburger wrapping paper.

Kittens watching ice skating.

Remodeled 14 bedroom Home Alone house for sale at $2.4 million.

Ooo! 10 christmas gifts in a jar, perfect if you still need some cheap/fun/DIY Christmas gift ideas!

If you're all caught up on Christmas, take these 10 desserts in a jar into consideration instead... Yum!

I want to travel with this cute faux leather briefcase pillow.

Eleven silly things you probably believed as a kid.

Ever wonder when certain products go on sale at the grocery store? Here's a guide.

What girls say, this video is hilarious... and true.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Foodie Friday: Spicy Soy Sauce Aioli

I'm always up for trying new aioli's, dips and sauces to eat with my artichokes... I found a close version of this one while searching the #artichoke tag on Instagram and it was surprisingly really delicious!

What you will need:

Soy sauce
Lemon juice
Cayenne pepper


In a small bowl or dipping dish add two heaping scoops of mayo, a generous pour of soy sauce, a small squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne pepper (more or less depending on how spicy you like it!).

I can't really describe how it tastes without simply telling you that you just have to try it!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fall photos

My goodness, time flies. Where have the past three months gone?!

Every time I do something fun, go somewhere new and exciting or eat pretty much anything I always plan on coming back here and writing about it. It's important to me that I can always look back and remember how life was (I still to this day find myself occasionally logging into livejournal and reading about my adventures...and misadventures). But life happens and I've been so incredibly busy with work and getting ready to go home for the holidays, so here is a little photo round up of the past few months, if only for myself to look back on what it was like living this single life stint in San Diego, before picking up and moving this journey on elsewhere...

December Nights:

obsessed with salt & vinegar chips, like her mama


Space Mountain, on repeat

Die Hard, pool side

5am hotel baths

First, last and only photo taken with my brand new instax camera before accidentally/stupidly leaving it at said hotel of jerks and thieves

Friday, December 2, 2011

Foodie Friday: Crème Brûlée

Although I didn't have time to gather, halve and write out this amazing (yet involved) recipe, I wanted to share with you a quick little look into my first experience of making (and devouring!) crème brûlée.

My friend and co-worker Belle is an amazing chef and talented lady, we're always talking about food around work and she's my favorite for hints, tips and suggestions around the kitchen. She was kind enough to buy me my very own kitchen torch for my birthday and since I was a bit intimidated about playing with fire, Belle gave me a bit of tutorial and a fun afternoon of brûlée-ing!

I must say that I'm not much of a sweet tooth and I felt so fancy eating this dessert, but if you've never tried crème brûlée, I highly recommend it!