December 31st, 2007

The Maple Manhattan a la Vermont

So one of my nearest and dearest, “So Very Carrie,” moved away to Vermont a few years back and it appears as though my former Buffalo neighbor has taken root there, literally. She’s now tapping maple trees and donning sugar gloves to harness the sap from the giant trees of the North, her new kind of skyscraper. Okay, […]

December 30th, 2007

Lots o’ Latkes

I may be a half-breed, but I am wholly in love with potato pancakes. My Mamma, the Jew, makes them every year for my Dad’s fam, the gentiles. Identity crises aside, they’ve come to taste like holidays to us all and are perfect when made miniature and passed around to snack on before Christmas dinner…or […]

Dear Santa, I have been a good girl this year. I have eaten my veggies, been nice to my brother, and my Italian teacher gave me all A’s on my orals. I go to bed when asked and take naps when told. I read every night and never skip breakfast. When dark, sometimes I sneak […]

December 24th, 2007

Sara’s Food Fantasies for ’08

Dear Mom (I’m twenty-eight and Jewish don’t believe in Santa. Sorry kids). In the immortal words of Christina Aguilera: ‘What a girl wants; what a girl needs” 1. A pina colada. I don’t care if they’re not seasonal. They’re delicious and they make me feel like I’m twenty-one again. 2. An insulated thermos. “Why not dream bigger?” […]

Santa Darling~ I’m not big on things for the home unless they hang in my closet. Couldn’t care less about what’s in my fridge unless it’s a vintage bottle of Krug. If presents must be given, I’d like a classic clutch in which to tote around the cash I’ll need to make for each of […]

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