Lucid Food at my local library

July 20, 2011

One morning I was on Twitter when I saw Louisa Shafia mention an event she was doing that afternoon to help support the Brooklyn Public Library. Louisa is the author of Lucid Food, a phenomenal cookbook specializing in local foods and seasonal eating. The recipes are all accessible to cooks of any level. I had […]

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Chickpea Salad – Picnic posts

June 24, 2011

It’s officially summer. Summer makes me think of picnic-ing in the park, reading a book by the beach and running after the ice cream truck when I was a kid. That’s my idealized summer. In reality, summer for most of us still means going to work even if it’s gorgeous out, and squeezing in some […]

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Smorgasburg Saturdays

June 7, 2011

I went this past Saturday to visit the new food-only market from the Brooklyn Flea that opened about five blocks from my apartment. I went by to take it all in, survey the options, and try Liza Queen‘s offerings. I had read all about her years ago when she was running the Queen’s Hideaway in […]

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Green tea madeleines and the power of sweets

April 9, 2011

Last Saturday’s Bakesale for Japan was a huge success. It took place in cities around the country and together we raised a lot of money. A lot. Like $124,000 lot. I have always believed in the power of sugary goods.

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Bake for Japan NYC

March 28, 2011

This Saturday, I will be donating baked goods for the NYC support of Bake for Japan, a sale that is happening in cities all over the country to help raise funds for Peace Winds, a disaster relief charity. The sale will be held at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene. If you cannot make it […]

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Donut crawls – hard work on a Saturday morning

March 23, 2011

I went last Saturday to find out where the best donuts are in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. It was a donut crawl organized by Nicole Taylor, from Hot Grease on the Heritage Radio Network via Twitter, where I’ve met most of my favorite food-working and food-loving people. It was perfect timing coming on the heels […]

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Valentine’s day – Red velvet cupcakes

February 17, 2011

Valentine’s day came and went once more without that fancy box of chocolates. I’m not complaining. It maybe worth noting I like chocolate more than anyone else I know, and somehow the only time I’ve ever received chocolates on Valentine’s Day, I had to specifically request them. I think the words were, “you better not […]

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Smoky sweet chipotle cornbread

February 6, 2011

Today is Superbowl Sunday, and while I confess to only recently accepting that Sundays are were for football watching, I’ve always been into the Superbowl, for what else? The food. I’ve progressed (just a little) since college when it was dips and Chex mix that I offered up. The last few years, I’ve been fortunate […]

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Spekkoek means “spice cake you should eat this holiday” in Dutch

December 22, 2010

As you leave for your holiday vacations, and make a mental list of all the goodies you might bake for a big Christmas feast, or to give out to friends and neighbors, I suggest you make room for spice cake on your list. It’s better than fruitcake, it’s less work than cookies, and it smells more […]

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The Hanukkah post that wasn’t

December 9, 2010

Hanukkah officially ended yesterday. Eight days of blissful fried food eating and staring at the blurry burning candles as you sink into a food coma. I enjoyed it. I ate a heck of a lot of fried food. I’ll admit I’m not a big fan of Hanukkah menus and the ways they try to create a table […]

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