A few winters ago, I received a call from Marco, a friend of a friend who was in town from Spain, asking if I’d like to have dinner. Our mutual friend assured me that Marco was tall, dark and single, and that he loved to cook. Armed with ulterior motives and luscious memories of head-on […]

August 26th, 2009

Queso Fundido Soup (OOPS!)

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As I sit down to write this post we are waltzing, make that running, through the last days of summer. Now is the time to fire up the grill and eat outdoors, before the waning days of humid haze elude us, and we wish it were once again time to complain about the heat. It […]

On a summer afternoon right before I left for Buff, I sat in Riverside Park working my way through a couple of exquisite and wonderfully seasonal white peaches. I’d been out riding my bike – on a quest for something delicious to eat – when I stumbled across a farmers’ market overloaded with gorgeous produce, […]

August 17th, 2009

Crush-a-belle: The $64 Tomato

This laugh-out-loud gardening memoir (who knew gardening could be funny!?!), written by William Alexander, had me in stitches. I flew through the pages with Alexander as he chronicled his triumphs and falters in the quest to keep up with the ever-growing demands of his Hudson Valley vegetable garden and orchard. The $64 Tomato is so […]

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