I started drinking coffee at approximately 16 and never stopped. Three months before I turned 23, I was experiencing a whole slew of digestive autoimmune symptoms and after hours of research, reading, and sorting through functional medicine approaches, I landed on a strict elimination program that would help reset my body, digestion, hormones, mood, and overall wellbeing. The real kicker? No coffee.
right now i'm writing this from my family's home in coeur d’alene, idaho this past week has been a crazy whirlwind. we packed up our apartment into a little uhaul two weeks ago and made the 36 hour trip from nyc to atlanta!
it was the most exciting and bittersweet saying goodbye to our sweet apartment and friends we made over the past year, so thus when we got to atlanta, we needed a little bit of a fun drink to let loose lol.
*cue frozen moscow mules*
frank and i have had so much fun testing recipes for our upcoming beach trip to amelia island, florida and stumbled across a couple recipe inspirations for frozen moscow mules. they are cold, refreshing, and also fun to drink in a group. we enjoyed a little too many.
we are gearing up for our big move tomorrow, and i'm partially homesick already for nyc. this past year has been the most challenging and rewarding time of our lifes and we have had to say the hardest goodbyes this weekend: to our friends kevin and tori, moira, our waiter Walter at The Mansion, to the lemon man who works at the deli below us, our maintenance men, my team at Plural, the whole shebang.
i ordered the sweet laurel cookbook last weekend and have been dying to break into it all week. i'm truly prepared to take a deep dive into gluten-free and dairy-free baking, that i bought an entire gallon of maple syrup that is currently living on the top shelf of our fridge, and will be there indefinitely (sorry frank!)