May 17th, 2012

Seven Signs of Spring

From my little corner of the world in cute-as-can-be Charlestown, Mass, spring has most definitely sprung. We’ve got the rain, the budding blossoms and the long lines for pedicures to prove it. Baby carriages crowd sidewalks while competitive cyclists and runners whiz by them, adding to the hum of the season’s anthemic bird song. I’ve […]

Today marks both the first official day of summer and my first antibiotic-free day in three weeks! Late spring in New York means piles of fresh produce, bustling farmers’ markets, gardens in bloom, and…tissues. While half of the city has been battling allergies in one of the worst seasons in memory, I’ve been stuck with […]

June 9th, 2011

Fleaing to Brooklyn

What do Café Habana, Peoples Pops, and The Meat Hook all have in common? For one, they not only provide New Yorkers with delicious summertime taste sensations, but each eatery also has booths in some of the most foodie-forward neighborhood fairs and fleas around Brooklyn. If you were some of the few who decided to […]

Carrots get a bad rap. Though delicious and nutritious, their omnipresence and bright color often lumps them into the category of “childhood snack”. Raw carrots are the territory of preschool sandwich baggies; though obviously, carrots for adults do exist–I just don’t see them on menus as often as I might like. I’m trying to change […]

There are four little words that send my culinary thinking cap into a frenzy. “How can I use…” is a simple statement that begs to be explored with more sentiment. Whether it’s something widely recognized like spring’s first wild ramps, or something kooky like caped gooseberries, when I spot fresh produce at the farmers’ market […]

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