Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I've been doing so much lately, there's simply too much to catch up on. I will tell you that I am most certainly dabbling in some delicious cooking. I am not about to try and play catch up on here (I'm good at neglecting, sometimes) but I will say... I've been distracted by all things beautiful. And today, a series of photos I love.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

With autumn...comes apples.

Ever wonder what you look like eating an apple? I did...and the verdict wasn't so pretty.

...But I was left completely satisfied.

I've been on a few weeks mini vacation from school. I start again in about a week...and I'm broke. So, my plans include the following:

...finish this book. I love the way Eric Weiner writes. I highly recommend it and I'm just a little over halfway done.

Keep finding music... thus far I've come mildly obsessed with Beach House. I posted a video of my favorite song, "take care." They are simply amazing. The album is so cohesive, I never want to skip a song... which is rare for me. I have a short attention span.

And to cook! B and I went to the grocery store... I think I may try my hand at helping cook this:
I'm so hungry

I have an overwhelming obsession with bread. No carbs = unhappy Tracy.

The best bread I've ever had ... I went yesterday and bought two loaves. Honey Whole Wheat and Cranberry Flax.. add a little spicy peanut butter, delicious!

I look forward to going out to dinner for one of my favorite meals in Columbus. B and I went to Alana's last night... a real treat! No pictures though, but my food was dreamy. One of the best restaurants in Columbus, hands down.
Check out Alana's

I'm also starting some crafts! I have a few boxes in my garage waiting to be delved in to. Until next time.

Beach House- Take Care- Music Video [OFFICIAL]

Do yourself a favor and listen to this band! They are incredible

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I welcome the crisp breath of autumn leaves with open arms.

 So much has happened this past week.. I don't even know where to begin. Ah, my beautiful mother is another year older... and she's still as charming as ever. Sometime soon I am taking her to The Refectory, quite possibly one of the nicest restaurants in Columbus. She deserves the world. 

 Ashley finally turned 21! We took shots at midnight at work. 

Thursday was an absolutely beautiful day... so I decided to go up to Park of Roses for the afternoon... 
the most beautiful roses!
...a little visitor came along...  

we had a lot of fun... the turning point to autumn is always my favorite time of year... until winter turns into spring.
I traveled with my friend Alicia to Massachusetts for Cori and Kevin's magical wedding! 
 The whole weekend was simply magical. I am so happy for the newlyweds!

Remembering Cori the way she was at age 8 and seeing her at 23, she's always stayed true to herself. I wish her and Kevin life long happiness! 

Things to look forward to: All of my next posts will include at least one of my favorite places and meals in Columbus. I love to eat and find new places so this will be fun! I will also attempt to make some sort of chocolate cheesecake all by myself, and provide other tidbits of things too. I haven't exactly found a clear idea of what I want to do with this blog.. but time will tell!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Take one.

I'm a blog follower. I love to know what people are thinking, what they're in to, and where their heart and passions take them. Much like my title, I am very into taste buds and travel. This blog will hopefully will be an upchuck of my brain. So, it may be a little messy, all over the place, but it will have all things that I love and care about.

Currently, I love to travel. I am going to Massachusetts this weekend for my dear friend Cori's wedding.

Things I'll be doing: more travel, cooking, getting into some crafts, reading.

This is me. Yes, I am a beer and wine drinker... Red wines and white beers are my current fixations.

I will be fixing one fancy meal a week with this guy: B... he's a damn good cook, and very important to me.

I've got my main squeeze in New York, who I will be seeing before the end of the year. She's been my partner in crime since age 3. Meet: Chloe. This past year she kicked cancer's ass and moved to the Big Apple.

I've got another lady in LA. She's one of the biggest inspirations in my life when it comes to travel and going for it. Micha, my greek firecracker. We went to Vegas this summer together, and sucked at slots.

Others who will be in my future entries, all of the other importants:

Tri-pod. Hannah, my red headed nugget with a fire like no one I've ever met.

sam kim. a crazy talent who provides belly laughs and heart to hearts on the regular.

one of my all time favorite bands... yes concerts. more concerts. all of the time.


Hali and Brooke. Hali and I were next door neighbors growing up, and she is now a successful art gallery manager. Brooke is one hot mama to her 11 month old, Tucker. A stud already.

Christi, Chloe's roomie in NY. She's a catch and a half.

Alicia. An extrememly talented up and coming designer who just finished her internship in NY. She will be my companion for Cori's wedding :-D (I'll save Cori's picture for when she's in her dress... yay!)

Ashley. My sweetheart from work, we will be baking many desserts soon and celebrating her big 2-1 (tomorrow!)


Tim. My dear old friend who I became much closer with over the summer. Visits to see him at school are in the works.

...and finally. I love to eat. Is that clear yet?

A roasted vegetable and goat cheese baguette sandwich in New York. One of my favorite sandwiches...ever. Cafe Orli Bacon, Goat cheese, Onion and Mushroom crepe ;-)

 Strawberry Rhubarb in Portland.

Bacon, Brie and Basil waffle from the Waffle Window in Portland

 Helsner's on Alberta. Huevos Rancheros.

Goat cheese, pear, and arugula sandwich in Portland.
 Rainbow trout with tomato puree and basil pesto from Jake's Grill in Portland. I fell in love with food in Portland. More about Portland and travel to come.

Cheese-less pizza right outside of Powell's books in Portland. Heaven

I think this is my rough first blog entry... that'll do me for now.