a year in my garden: february, part two

a year in my garden: february, part two

February 29th, 2012

In my last post I shared tips for designing a garden “from scratch”. But what if you are working with an existing garden? I often get calls from homeowners who have “inherited” a garden that was either poorly planned, has suffered from years of neglect, or is not to their liking. Tearing everything out and starting fresh is typically not […]

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a year in my garden: february, part one

a year in my garden: february, part one

February 26th, 2012

When I introduced this feature last March, I had also just started blogging. Needless to say it’s been a momentous year for me in so many ways. I hope you’ve enjoyed this series – this month-by-month peek into my gardens, the successes and the failures and I hope, some useful information for you to use in your own garden. February […]

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brooklyn bound: one girl cookies

one girl cookies, cobble hill, dumbo, bakeries, brooklyn

February 22nd, 2012

One Girl Cookies. Where do I even begin, I love this place so, so much??? Okay, I’ll start at the beginning. Mike’s cousin lives around the corner and took us there a few years ago. It was literally love at first sight – and bite. The bakery itself is beyond charming – cute and cool, […]

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there’s no “i” in blog; thoughts on a year

February 20th, 2012

I’m so proud to be celebrating my blog’s first birthday today. Over the last few days I’ve re-read some of my earliest posts and am really pleased with how far I’ve come. I’ve added new features, improved my photography skills and shared parts of my life (and myself) that I never dreamed I would have put “out there”. […]

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favor- “ette” friday: one of my favorite kitchen tips

how to know when liquid is reduced by half

February 17th, 2012

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this with you yet. What do you do when you come across a recipe for a sauce/stew/soup that includes this: “Simmer till reduced by half”? Now maybe I’m a little neurotic/anal/clueless, but I used to stress over this. How do you know when it’s half? It’s not like there are […]

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yes, i have a third kid.

prosciutto wrapped shriimp

February 15th, 2012

And he said it’s okay to tell you about him. If you’ve been here for some time you may very well have thought that I only had two children. I do a lot with Noah and Chelsea and share much of it here. So I’ll get, on occasion, something like, “Oh? You have another son?”  If any […]

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noah “experiences” maurizio cattelan (and how to survive – and enjoy – a museum trip with a toddler)

noah "experiences" maurizio cattelan (and how to survive - and enjoy - a museum trip with a toddler)

February 12th, 2012

I had mixed feelings about taking Noah to the Maurizio Cattelan “All” retrospective at the Guggenheim, but I was frankly dying to see it. The exhibit was comprised of 128 pieces, suspended by cables in the museum’s rotunda. The idea behind this unusual presentation was to “upend the ordered hierarchies and conventional viewing conditions of the museum retrospective […]

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favor- “ette” friday: chilewich

favor- "ette" friday: chilewich

February 10th, 2012

We are really tough on our things. And I’m not just talking about the kids. Well, okay, I’m not talking at ALL about Mike. It’s me. And the kids. AND the dog. WE’RE tough on our things. We drip, we spill, we drop. Remember the ape from that 1970’s American Tourister luggage commercial? That’s us (again, NOT Mike.). So it’s essential that […]

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leftovers and blove

leftovers and blove

February 8th, 2012

In my “Super Bowl” post last week I hinted at a great recipe for using your leftover chili, and have received several requests to “just post it already!”. So here it is. But first, some blove.** How Sweet It Is is one of my very favorite food blogs. Jessica’s writing is laugh-out-loud hilarious, her photography is […]

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a (european) morning in the west village

a (european) morning in the west village

February 6th, 2012

Chelsea came home this week after spending a month studying in Paris. She had a few days before going back to school so I wanted to plan some special outings with her. It’s kind of hard completely impossible to top Paris, but I knew she’d enjoy spending time in the city. So I got out “the list”. Have I […]

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