Josie Adams

Josie Adams is a writer, editor and home cook originally from Los Angeles. She lives in an 1800s farmhouse in Summit, NJ, with her husband and her dog, where she spends her free time reading, cleaning, entertaining, and bingeing true crime podcasts.
The Best Lesson I Learned from Watching a Professional House Cleaner
I like my kitchen clean. And I don’t mean clean, like, a no-dishes-in-the-sink kind of clean. When I say “clean,” I mean it in a deeply serious sort of way. I want my kitchen to blind you. I want it to feel so clean that you wouldn’t think twice about putting something into your mouth — even if it fell on the floor. You see, my obsessive cleaning trait was late onset. Growing up, I took the pristine cleanliness of my parents’ kitchen for granted.
May 1, 2019
How to Get Healthier with Your Grill (You Just Need Two Things)
Summer is not my best season. I burn easily, I’m always too hot, and chlorine makes my hair green. That being said, it’s the time of the year I feel the most healthy: the produce is fresh, I find myself eating more fish, and I do most of my cooking outside on the grill. Grilled food is, hands down, my favorite way to eat. Because of the smoky or charred quality you get when grilling, you really only need the bare minimum of ingredients to make your food shine.
May 1, 2019
The Biggest Mistake You Can Make When Ordering Pizza to Go
It goes without saying that not all pizza takeout is created equal. My first two apartments with my husband were in Brooklyn, and we had a bounty of options. We had our choice of Neapolitan, Detroit-style, deep-dish, you name it. Now, at our house in Summit, NJ, the choices are a little more limited, but there’s enough.
Mar 15, 2018