October 10th, 2012

Mayan Voyage

Last March Mr. Mix and I voyaged across the high seas of The Mayan Riviera on our first-ever sailing adventure. With plenty of moonlit seascapes, margaritas and mole to share, I promised to publish a feature-length telling of our Mexican tale, and this month my article hit newsstands from Mumbai to Manhattan in Spice magazine. […]

March 13th, 2012

Gourmet Valley

As this shockingly premature spring weather blossoms across the East Coast, perennials have begun to bust through the soil and I’ve begun a mad rush to study up on the organic gardening techniques I’ll need to grasp before attempting to grow my very first vegetables. No one could’ve convinced me I’d be planting soil beds […]

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 […]

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 […]

Whether by train, plane or automobile, any excuse to pack up and skip town is a welcome relief come the blistering summer sun. When the city becomes a sauna, that’s my ticket to head somewhere–anywhere, beach bound. While many of us find ourselves overindulging the second that out-of-office auto response has been set, starting your […]

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