Hai Poke (Columbus, OH)

We Have To Go Back!

Mollie and I have been haunted by Hawaii ever since venturing there for our honeymoon–so much so that anything that reminds us of the sights, sounds, smells and TASTES of the islands spurs a wistful sigh from us both. In fact, we often find ourselves repeating Jack Shepard’s words to Kate from Lost (that was famously shot in Oahu): “We have to go back!”. It was no surprise that when we were debating on where to grab a quick bite before a concert and saw Hai Poke on High St. in Columbus, we knew our decision was made for us. Continue reading

Leftovers Fried Rice

My Take On Fried Rice–With Leftovers!

There are fewer things that make me feel like I’m “adulting” in the kitchen like using up leftovers and not letting food go to waste, just like our mama’s taught us to. For my first recipe blog post, I thought I’d share a really quick and simple way to use up yesterday’s protein and rice to make one of the few dishes all three of my kids actually agree on. Continue reading

Mama Chayo (Lafayette, IN)

Finding Salvadoran Pupusas and Flavors in Lafayette

Salvadoran food is a cuisine that I am not at all familiar with, so it was that much more exciting when my family and I were returning to Lafayette from a road trip and we spotted a newly-painted blue and white along Teal Rd. with signage reading “Mama Chayo Pupuseria Restarante”. The chance to explore a type of food relatively alien to us right at home here in Lafayette was an opportunity we knew we couldn’t pass up, so we committed to giving Mama Chayo a try at the first opportunity. Continue reading

Silver Dipper (West Lafayette, IN)

Behold, the Mini Monster!

For the kids’ birthday, we hit up their favorite local ice cream shop, Silver Dipper, and let them have what they’d been asking for every time since our first visit–The Mini Monster! They sat down to attack one mini-scoop of every flavor available piled high onto one plate.

Their verdict: ???

Their verdict after the ensuing tummy aches: ??? (but don’t worry, we’ll be back!)

Lesson of the day: You can have too much of a good thing!

Silver Dipper
201 E State St
West Lafayette, IN 47906