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 […]

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 […]

After 87 and sunny in Puerto Rico, and 50 and frigid in The Buff, I returned to New York this week to feel Fall in all her crisp-cool, golden-glowy glory. And damn did she feel good! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, “My favorite season is fall. I’m a New Yorker; it’s […]

September 10th, 2010

Market Report: Shishito Peppers

To honor the passing of summer, last week Erin and her man invited me and Mr. Mixologist to their new apartment for a summer’s sunset double date. As we watched the stars twinkle and the mosquitoes buzz around our “Off” sprayed arms and legs from their wooded, rooftop perch, we munched on one of my […]

13) Best Booze Cruise: Can you afford a beer? Then you can afford a booze cruise…on the Staten Island Ferry. Get your ghetto on by taking this free “cruise” roundtrip from lower Manhattan to Staten Island (you’ll have to get off and get back on again for the return trip, but it’s worth it for […]

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