September 30th, 2007

Tomato-Lemon Soup with Orzo

Today felt gray. The sky was in fact speckled with sunshine, but a cool breeze beckoned sweaters and socks and made me feel automatically autumnal. There’s no better pairing to sweater and sock weather than soup and sandwich, and no better soup and sandwich combo than tomato and grilled cheese. This easy, hearty, zippy meal […]

September 30th, 2007

Grilled Pepperjack on Sourdough

Grilled cheese is one of those recipes a kindergartener could make well, but can also be elevated to gourmand proportions with just a few easy additions and creative flavor jolts. Today I stuck by my standard bread fave for the sandwich, sourdough, and pulled together the following items from my fridge to make a killer […]

September 30th, 2007

Greenmarket Blues

That’s it; I’ve had it. There will be no more Greenmarket for me on an Autumn weekend afternoon! I always look forward to Saturdays in the Square, but today was just unmanageable. Too many people, too hot, all the best produce gone. I could barely get close enough to talk to the vendors about their […]

September 28th, 2007

Surprise: Gemma is a bit of a Gem!

I consider Gemma a potential new “neighborhood joint,” even though it’s on The Bowery and I live in the West Village. Basically anything new and purportedly special that opens up south of 14th Street is a place I will claim as my own, if it lives up to its hype. My experience tonight at Gemma […]

September 28th, 2007

Cupcake Crackdown

To my mind, “the cupcake problem” as reported in the Times the other day, has less to do with hyping up or cracking down on the proliferation of cupcakistas eager to snag one of these showboats for frosting (even if it means 20 minute lines), and everything to do with the most basic of human […]

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