“mini cooks” lunchtime – a vegan smoothie!

“mini cooks” lunchtime – a vegan smoothie!

March 19th, 2014

It’s Wednesday, which lately means the next installment of “Mini Cooks” – a collaborative series with Joy and MJ, designed to get kids into the kitchen – and cooking! MJ’s up today, with a clever twist on lunch – a smoothie! I remember all too well the day that Noah – who had been an [...]

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favor-”ette”: bring breakfast

favor-”ette”: bring breakfast

March 18th, 2014

As a host (and a guest) for many years, I have often wrestled with the notion of the “perfect” hostess gift. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that no one likes to show up to a party or dinner empty-handed – but what’s the right gift to give? Wine is tricky – and can be [...]

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chocolate chip hamantaschen

chocolate chip hamantaschen

March 13th, 2014

Honestly? I figured that one Hamantaschen recipe was just the right amount for this blog. I mean, Purim is not a major holiday, Hamantaschen are hardly what I’d call “exciting”, and I pretty much nailed all the tips and tricks for turning out perfect cookies. I was wrong. Twice. Let’s start with these: I have [...]

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“mini cooks” snack – granola bars!

“mini cooks” snack – granola bars!

March 12th, 2014

Welcome back to “Mini Cooks” – my series with MJ and Joy, about getting kids into the kitchen! It’s my turn this week, and we’re focusing on snack time (one of my favorite times of day)! When Chelsea and Conor were little, they had no interest in helping me cook or bake. Which – truth [...]

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favor-”ette”: scrappy

favor-”ette”: scrappy

March 11th, 2014

So these are like the evil cousins of my apple peel twigs. I came across an article in The Kitchn recently, that talked about ways to use kitchen scraps (you know, watermelon rinds, citrus peels, etc.). And there, on the list, was the suggestion to deep fry potato peels. Deep. Fry. Potato peels. There wasn’t [...]

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blove: my life at playtime

blove: my life at playtime

March 6th, 2014

Another Alt Summit story: As I was standing with some friends at a party, I was introduced to this stunning woman. all images courtesy of Deborah Harju As one does at Alt we immediately exchanged business cards. And she immediately exclaimed, “Oh! YOU’RE Donuts, Dresses and Dirt!”. Seems she “favorited” my card on this ginormous [...]

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“mini cooks” do breakfast – egg in a basket!

“mini cooks” do breakfast – egg in a basket!

March 5th, 2014

Hi all! It’s Chapter Two of “Mini Cooks”! It’s Joy’s turn today and she’s taking on breakfast – specifically, egg in a basket: all images courtesy of Joy This is a favorite around here, and Joy has nailed it as far as choosing a delicious dish that even the tiniest hands can help with. From [...]

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favor-”ette”: legging jeans

favor-”ette”: legging jeans

March 4th, 2014

This winter. It was 9 degrees this morning, and that was before the wind chill. I’m so done with hats, gloves and heavy coats -  how about you? As there seems to be no end to this deep freeze we’re in, I am more than ever grateful for this find:  legging jeans I LOVE these legging [...]

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nyc-etc: city bakery

nyc-etc: city bakery

February 27th, 2014

This post is really a long overdue love letter. Like, 24 years long. Flash back to 1985: I’ve just graduated from architecture school, and there were only three firms that I wanted to work for. I was lucky enough to land a job with one of them, but I kept tabs on the other two [...]

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“mini cooks” – a new series!

“mini cooks” – a new series!

February 26th, 2014

Popping in on a Wednesday with some exciting news! image courtesy of MJ I’m teaming up for the next six weeks with the lovely and talented MJ of Pars Caeli (remember her from my blove post?), and Joy of the must-read Frock Files on a fun series called “Mini Cooks”! Mini Cooks came out of the [...]

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