compost. cookies.

momofuku, milk bar, compost cookies

October 29th, 2012

Confession time. I’m a garden designer (and gardener) – who doesn’t compost. I know. While composting is definitely on “that list” of things we say we’re going to do every year – well, it never seems to happen. And while I am not proud of this, I clearly don’t feel badly (or motivated) enough to […]


blove: raincoast cottage

raincoast cottage

October 26th, 2012

I don’t recall quite when or how I discovered Sandra Harris and her lovely blog, Raincoast Cottage. What I DO recall is a post, where she listed some of her favorite things. And it could have been MY list. I immediately decided that a) I liked Sandra. A lot. And b) I wanted to be […]



sweet potato chips

October 24th, 2012

My challenges with feeding Noah have been well documented here. Though I made all of my own baby food – which he happily gobbled up – and he transitioned beautifully to table food, once he hit the 2-year mark his appetite plummeted. Along with the range of foods he was willing to eat. So the last […]


couple of things…

couple of things...

October 22nd, 2012

Happy Monday! I’ve been  gathering some awesome tips to share with you – ready? Do you have a few white tops that have seen better days?  You know what I mean – but did you know that those stains are caused in part by the aluminum in your antiperspirant?  I just learned this recently, and […]


favor-“ette”: herb lester associates

herb lester associates

October 19th, 2012

Wow, it’s been a while since I shared a favor-“ette” with you – I’ve been so consumed with new projects and series that I’ve let a few of my initial projects gather some dust. So, without further ado…… Herb Lester Associates! I absolutely adore all things vintage – especially graphics, books and artwork from the […]


the same, yet different

new york city, central park

October 17th, 2012

As I readied myself to resume my weekly outings with Noah (if you recall, the “actual” first was shoe shopping), I knew that there would be some changes from last year. Last year I could have easily spent the day at a museum, with Noah content in the stroller for much of the time. Now […]


dinner: a love story – book and giveaway! (closed)

dinner a love story

October 15th, 2012

Is there cookbook that radically changed the way you cook? You know the one. Worn, stained, binding bent (and maybe even held together by tape). Insides covered with notes, post-its, paper clips. And (in my case anyway), it probably opens right to the recipes you use the most. As a young newlywed, that book for […]


101: how to roast peppers

roasted peppers

October 12th, 2012

I always avoided recipes that called for homemade roasted peppers. It was such a hassle to stand over the stove, turning and turning each pepper over the flame until it was charred.  And the peeling/coring/seeding? Messy/annoying/no. And then – years ago – I came upon this great tip and now rarely even use jarred peppers. […]


summer’s over, 2012 “saucy” edition: chimichurri sauce

flank steak with chimichurri dressing

October 10th, 2012

Ugh. Summer really is over. It’s been cool and gray here in New York, and there’s no denying that fall has officially arrived. But I had to include this delicious dressing to close out my “saucy” series. Chimichurri is an Argentine herb sauce that highlights the flavors of lots of fresh parsley and garlic. A […]


d.i.y.: cherry pie larabars

cherry pie larabars

October 8th, 2012

More “lunchtime” confessions today……… As hard as it is for me to have a proper lunch at home (see here and here for my typical “go-to’s”), it’s virtually impossible when I’m out and about. I will often just throw some cashews and dried cranberries in a Ziploc (with maybe a piece of cheese), but pack […]