It’s crunch time. There’s one last weekend to trim the tree, gild the gifts, pack the bags or set the table for a holiday housewarming. As families all across the globe gather to celebrate the season in festive style, I find myself back home in Buffalo helping Mamma recover from yet another cancer surgery. Lucky […]

Everyone has their own traditional New Year’s foods. Some swear by black eyed peas, but as a devout Yankee, I never quite got the hang of them (though heaven knows we could all use a bit of luck at the start of a new year). Goose is ever-popular; if we’re going to get symbolic, I’d […]

December 23rd, 2011

Pine Potpourri

Tis the season for baking cookies, flipping potato pancakes, mixing champagne cocktails and simmering pine potpourri!?!? Yep, you read that right…pine potpourri. This year Mr. Mix and I put up our very first Christmas tree; living in New York City these last 15 years, I didn’t ever have room for a full-fledged tree. But the […]

It’s no secret, as past posts will attest, autumn is my favorite season. The changing leaves and abundance of apples at the Union Square Farmers’ Market make me yearn for trips home to Connecticut to bake pies with my Mother, where we trade in our chilled chardonnay for spicier cabernets. Not only are autumnal foods […]

March 9th, 2011

What’s Left Over

It’s just barely March. The temperature is rising, the snow is melting, and all along the sidewalks, the Christmas trees are appearing once again. Frozen under snowbanks all season long, the detritus of winter is emerging. After one of the hardest winters on record, the trash is what’s left over. In my fridge, leftovers abound […]

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