Thursday, May 19, 2016

A Day Trip to Skaneateles

Sometimes life calls for a day trip.

On a warm day in May, my boyfriend Jake and I hopped in my car and drove 30 minutes from Syracuse to Skaneateles Lake.  The body of water, which is one of Central New York's Finger Lakes, is characterized by its beautiful scenery, high altitude, and clear water. We drove around the 16-mile lake and grabbed lunch in the neighboring village of Skaneateles. In the midst of Jake's final exams and my job hunting, a relaxing day trip is just what we needed.

A quick Google search referred us to Doug's Fish Fry

We stuffed our faces with perfectly cooked fish and chips

We also made an unexpected pit stop at Anyela's Vineyards for a wine tasting

The water was unbelievably clear

Houses tucked near the lake had spectacular views

Country roads stretched for miles 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Food Diaries

My name is Nicole, and I'm addicted to taking pictures of my food.

I whip out my phone as soon as my meal arrives in a restaurant, moving the plate around in front of me until I find the best angle for a snapshot. Nearly 200 food-related images fill the storage capacity of my phone. "I'll find a use for these one day," I think. But I never actually do.

That's where Food Diaries comes in. I wanted a way to share my foodie pictures without writing a full-length restaurant review for each dish. I hope these images don't make you too hungry!

Beef hot pot from Sushi Asia Gourmet in Akron, OH

Sushi shots (Ahi tuna sashimi, wonton cups, avocado salsa, wasabi, soy sauce) from Rosewood Grill in Hudson, OH

Cheeseburger from Empire Brewing Company in Syracuse, NY

Breakfast burritos from Spoons in Baltimore, MD

Sushi platter (salmon, tuna, yellowtail) from Sushi Asia Gourmein Akron, OH