take it away….dairy

take it away....dairy

January 14th, 2013

So I’m smack in the middle of a month-long experiment. It’s totally unscientific, and completely non-fact-based, but an experiment nonetheless… Curious? I’m going dairy-free for the month of January. No milk, butter or cheese. No pizza, chicken parm or malteds. No traditional baked goods.  “Cow Wallpaper (Pink on Yellow)”, 1966, image courtesy of The Andy Warhol […]


mealtime bootcamp: meal planning!

mealtime bootcamp: meal planning!

January 11th, 2013

I’m so excited to get started on helping Caroline address some of her greatest challenges in cooking for her family (though, truth be told, I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that this talented woman is challenged in any way whatsoever!). Today I’m going to tackle the first – meal planning. Caroline wanted […]


a baker’s dozen (bonus edition!)

baking equipment

January 9th, 2013

whisks/metal shakers/custard cups/silpat I know, I know. How can there be a “Part 3” to this series if I’ve already posted my top twelve? But there were a few more items that – while not essential – are well-loved by me, and I wanted to make sure they got on your radar! Here goes: Whisks: […]


the high line: winter

high line, new york city

January 7th, 2013

This is personal. The High Line – from the moment it opened 3 1/2 years ago – has become a very special place for me. I’m drawn to it in every season, and make several trips a year just to walk it. It’s magical for me. Chelsea and I have had an annual “girl’s night” […]


mealtime bootcamp

fresh produce

January 4th, 2013

You guys. I am BUSTING with excitement today! Remember the lovely Caroline, who did the (probably one and only) sewing DIY guest post here a few months back? We were chatting recently about her family mealtime challenges, and concluded that she is probably not alone, and wouldn’t it be fun to do a series of […]


lunch hour nyc

new york public library, lunch hour nyc

January 2nd, 2013

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season – it went by way too fast… Mine was great – a bit of a whirlwind but so much fun, with, of course, lots of great outings. Which, of course, I look forward to sharing with you! The first is an exhibit currently on […]