• Lilveggiepatch

    Hi! My name is Katie and I'm a 20-something living in New York. I write about my culinary adventures and daily life in the city as I try to figure it all out.


  • A Fond Farewell

    Fond Farewell

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of this blog, and whether or not it might be time to say “goodbye.” And when I say “a lot,” I mean a lot. This blog... Read more

    Posted on 27 January 2015 FOOD & DRINK
  • 10 Best Read in 2014 (and Some Wedding Photos)

    Best Read 2014 (and Some Wedding Photos)

    Well, it’s been awhile! Let’s call it “a dramatic pause,” as Joy and Tracy put it. Since we last spoke, the temperature’s dropped, I’ve cut off about a foot of... Read more

    Posted on 21 December 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Honeymoon In Portugal, Part 4: Évora, Sintra, and Paris

    Honeymoon Portugal, Part Évora, Sintra, Paris

    Leaving Óbidos, we drove a few hours southeast to Évora, where we stayed in a convent called the Convento do Espinheiro. Yes, we slept in a convent! It’s now a... Read more

    Posted on 05 November 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Honeymoon In Porto, Part 3: Aveiro, Coimbra + Óbidos

    Honeymoon Porto, Part Aveiro, Coimbra Óbidos

    Leaving Porto, we drove about 45 minutes South to a coastal town called Aveiro. It was beautiful! Look at all those colors. I’ve always wanted to live in a... Read more

    Posted on 30 October 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Honeymoon In Portugal, Part 2: Porto

    Honeymoon Portugal, Part Porto

    Where did we leave off? After a few hours on the road, we arrived in Porto, the port city of Portugal made famous for its port wine houses. Like much of Europe... Read more

    Posted on 27 October 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Honeymoon In Portugal, Part 1: Lisbon

    Honeymoon Portugal, Part Lisbon

    And just like that, we’ve been married for 3+ weeks! Thank you all for the nice words and wishes. I’m waiting to get our photographer’s photos (or at least nab... Read more

    Posted on 20 October 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • #katieandbrien


    On Saturday, September 27, 2014, Brien and I became husband and wife, partners for life. There is so much more to say, but we’re in a mad rush to get packed an... Read more

    Posted on 29 September 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Ozery Bakery

    Ozery Bakery

    It is so nice to eat bread again. All of my father’s family consider bread to be its own food group, so it was a big loss not to be able to properly... Read more

    Posted on 23 September 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Cold Spring Wedding

    Cold Spring Wedding

    Another day, another beautiful wedding. Our friends Shayne and Daniel got married in a former apothecary in Cold Spring, a beautiful town in the Hudson... Read more

    Posted on 22 September 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Lately


    Soaking up the last rays of our summer sun. And that little dock right there? That’s where Brien and I will be saying “I do” in just 8 days! Lately, it seems... Read more

    Posted on 19 September 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • The Sexiest Tomato Sauce

    Sexiest Tomato Sauce

    I’m about to make a pretty bold statement here: this may just be the best tomato sauce you will ever have. I should probably tell you that before, tomato... Read more

    Posted on 12 September 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • At The Marriage License Bureau

    Marriage License Bureau

    We got our marriage license yesterday! The process is a lot more informal than I thought it would be. Basically, you go down to the City Clerk’s office near... Read more

    Posted on 10 September 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • ZonePerfect Challenge #3

    ZonePerfect Challenge

    Whew! I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but time is really flying! Today feels like a good day to step back and look at some of the challenges I set... Read more

    Posted on 06 September 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Labor Day in the Mohawk Valley

    Labor Mohawk Valley

    Last weekend, Brien and I drove upstate to spend a relaxing weekend with family. It’s kind of crazy that the first time Brien and I went up there together, we’... Read more

    Posted on 05 September 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Lately


    New York in August is a bit of a ghost town. On the weekends, parking spots abound, and it’s easier to get a table at most restaurants. I’ve been feeling the... Read more

    Posted on 29 August 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Urban Remedy: A Cleanse for the City-Dweller

    Urban Remedy: Cleanse City-Dweller

    On a recent evening, I was enjoying a cozy night in watching Netflix (Hitch, if you’re curious), when I got an email from Urban Remedy asking if I was intereste... Read more

    Posted on 26 August 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Big

    We’ve had quite a few technical difficulties on this little ole blog! LVP was taken offline due to an apparently massive influx of spam comments, and my sweet... Read more

    Posted on 20 August 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • It’s All Happening

    It’s Happening

    All of a sudden, we’re just 48 days away from the big day. Things have been quiet on this blog lately, and if wedding-related rambles aren’t your thing, I’ll... Read more

    Posted on 10 August 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Three Days in Philadelphia

    Three Days Philadelphia

    As the story goes, when my grandmother was (almost) all grown up, she went on a special father-daughter trip. Granny and her dad had drinks together at the hote... Read more

    Posted on 29 July 2014 FOOD & DRINK
  • Weekend On The Pond

    Weekend Pond

    Last weekend, my friend Anna and her family generously hosted a handful of us at their home in Massachusetts. The house overlooks a lovely big pond, which we... Read more

    Posted on 22 July 2014 FOOD & DRINK