let’s get it started: holiday baking

let's get it started: holiday baking

November 28th, 2011

I have been giving the gift of my baking to family, friends and teachers for many many years. And pretty much without exception I’ve been making the same array of cookies, cakes and treats. Mainly because at this point I have it down to a science. That, and because most of my recipients have their personal favorites and […]

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favor- “ette” friday: holiday edition!

favor- "ette" friday: holiday edition!

November 26th, 2011

Okay, I know it’s Saturday. But since Chelsea started college we officially celebrate Noah’s birthday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, even though his actual birthday is a few weeks earlier. Which means that the Friday after Thanksgiving is spent getting the cake (or cupcakes) ready for the big day. Which is why yesterday’s favor-“ette” never happened, as I […]

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a year in my garden: november

a year in my garden: november

November 22nd, 2011

Well, suffice to say that November 2011 will definitely pale in comparison to October – but then again, it usually does. November is the month when we shut it down for the season. I’ve assessed, divided and am ready to be done. What I do love about poking around the pots and beds (especially in the […]

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feelin’ groovy

feelin' groovy

November 19th, 2011

A 102-foot corkscrew slide. Hallucinatory strobe lights. Psychedelic mushrooms. Something called “Giant Psycho Tank”. Hey Noah, let’s go! Remember our lemons-to-flubber day of a few weeks ago? We tried to go to the New Museum down in the Bowery, only to be told that the museum was “under installation”. I was handed a postcard illustrating the […]

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favor- “ette” friday: good life gourmet

favor- "ette" friday: good life gourmet

November 18th, 2011

I’d like to share some “take-aways” from a fun event I took part in this week. If you live in the Westchester area you may have already experienced the delicious cooking of Eric Korn of Good Life Gourmet. He hosted a cooking demonstration for some local food bloggers and I was thrilled to attend. Eric does exactly […]

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divide and conquer

divide and conquer

November 16th, 2011

It seems that, along with deadheading, dividing perennials is one of those tasks that prove intimidating for many gardeners. Division simply means digging up the plant, splitting it into two or more smaller portions and then returning those sections to the garden (or giving them away). Why divide? Although generally low-maintenance, most perennials will eventually need to […]

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a way to help

November 15th, 2011

My friend Meredith, aka The Food Yenta (remember her?) just shared this post. I was busy at the time but something about the way she described it made me want to stop what I was doing and take a look right away. I read, commented and immediately offered to help. As I get ready to gear […]

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i brake for squash, part five: apple pumpkin fruit roll-ups

apple pumpkin fruit rolls

November 14th, 2011

This is the last one – pinky swear. Wow – I didn’t realize how many squash recipes I had – I hope you’ve enjoyed them! This one is to-die-for adorable and really good too, if you like the whole fruit-roll-up sort of thing. I do. As I’ve written before (here, for example), I’m not much for chocolate. […]

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favor- “ette” friday: apple chips and food blove

baked apple chips

November 11th, 2011

The parmesan tuiles I did a few Fridays back were such a hit that I decided to share another one-ingredient wonder – apple chips! Noah loves crunch – the boy will take a pretzel or chip over a cupcake or cookie any day (remember these?). So when I saw this recipe on my friend Meredith’s blog […]

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just a couple of cupcakes

just a couple of cupcakes

November 10th, 2011

Chelsea was home a few weeks ago and her visit coincided with a cupcake class taught at one of our favorite bakeries, Butter Lane Cupcakes. Remember Butter Lane? I mentioned them in a post I did a while back about East 7th Street in New York City – this is the place that not only sells delicious, unusual cupcakes […]

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