January 31st, 2013

Christmas in Cali

Five years ago in these pages I put myself on a five-year plan to move to San Francisco. It hasn’t happened (yet). And technically, I have ’til harvest season to make good on my prediction. But the truth is, I’ve been planting roots both literal and figurative here in Boston, and I find myself walking […]

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 […]

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 […]

December 22nd, 2010

The Stuffed of Home

I’m taking to the streets this afternoon to road trip it home for the holidays with a rental car packed full of pressies, pastries, cousins Frankie and Lindsay, Mr. Mixologist and my travel-tested kitty cat, Taleggio, in tow. I’ve come to expect a seven-hour journey over the bridge and through the tunnel to blustery Buffalo […]

December 15th, 2010

A (Jewish) Christmas Story

It’s no news that I try to eat the foods that are freshest as the seasons change, and in New York City, eating seasonally makes for delicious treats to look forward to throughout the year: tomatoes in summer, ramps in spring, and squash of all kinds when the leaves start to turn crimson in fall. […]

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