favor – “ette” friday!

favor - "ette" friday!

July 29th, 2011

-ette noun suffix little one <kitchenette> I am very excited about this new feature! I come across so many products, treats and gadgets in my travels –  a delicious jam, a nifty little kitchen tool, a to-die-for bag/shoe/accessory. I want to photograph them, write about them – you know, share them – with you all, but […]

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all grown up

lemon blueberry ice cream sandwiches

July 27th, 2011

If pies are on the bottom of my baking list, cookies would definitely be at the way, way top. I LOVE cookies – and if I had to claim a baking “specialty”, cookies would be it. So it would come as no surprise to learn that, growing up, my favorite way to eat ice cream was in a sandwich. Ice cream […]

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to market: fish tacos

to market: fish tacos

July 24th, 2011

Okay, I know I’ve gone on and on about my local farmer’s market – but it really is so great. Although not very large, it is well edited, and the vendors are of the highest quality. From biodynamic, organic produce to artisanal “street food”, we have a truly outstanding selection of fresh, delicious and seasonal offerings to choose from each week. […]

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brooklyn bound: four and twenty blackbirds

brooklyn bound: four and twenty blackbirds

July 21st, 2011

Of all desserts, pie usually falls close to the bottom of my list – and that goes for making them as well as eating them. I’ve already ranted about much I hate rolling out dough – which probably accounts for why I rarely bake pies. Sure, I’ll do a tart with a crumb crust that can be pressed into the pan. […]

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to market: chopped salad

to market: chopped salad

July 18th, 2011

One of the things I’ve loved most about working for my local farmers market has been getting to know our market manager. Pascale is a woman I admire as much for her hard work and amazing vision as I do her fabulous style and eloquent writing. One of my responsibilities is the posting of a weekly recipe that […]

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a year in my garden: july

a year in my garden: july

July 15th, 2011

My garden in July  is a sea of green, which I find so soothing – it makes me happy every time I pull up to my house: The “Limelight” hydrangeas are starting to bloom: And the “Coconut Lime” echinacea (don’t you just love that name?) have officially arrived, both outside: and in: And around the […]

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more tumbleweed love

more tumbleweed love

July 12th, 2011

When I wrote about my recent struggle to find my niche, style-wise, I did not anticipate the reaction the post would receive. So many women stopped to talk to me about how much they enjoyed the piece, and how it resonated for them personally. Whether it was due to a weight change, a shift in […]

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shortcuts: wonton wrappers

shortcuts: wonton wrappers

July 9th, 2011

Pre-rolled pie crusts. Cake mix. Frozen puff pastry. Although I pride myself on being a “from scratch” cook and baker, there are times where taking a short cut – using a pre-made or packaged ingredient – can be just the ticket. Here and in future posts, I’d like to share some of my favorite recipes that feature these […]

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brooklyn bound: fort greene

brooklyn bound: fort greene

July 6th, 2011

I never imagined that I would spend my college years in the same borough that I grew up in. But when I was accepted to Pratt Institute’s prestigious School of Architecture, there was no question of where I would be receiving my higher education. Fort Greene was on practically the opposite end from where I […]

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brooklyn bound: brooklyn flea

brooklyn bound: brooklyn flea

July 6th, 2011

Where do I begin to describe one of my favorite shopping/eating/people watching destinations?? I suppose from the beginning…… In 2008 I read about a new flea market that was slated to open in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. I did a bit of a double take as Fort Greene is where my alma mater, Pratt Institute is […]

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