Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Caramel Rolo Brownie

Sometimes only chocolate will do. This is chocolate worth splurging on.

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Mum and Dad go to Williamsburg, and we all eat Lentil and Beetroot Salad

Beetroot for a lentil salad

Mum and Dad, not content with living it up all over Manhattan, spread their wings and left the Island to explore the wilds of Brooklyn beyond. They ate lentils, experienced an explosion of Mexican street art, wore sunglasses, and rode a ferry. Literally within 5 minutes of arriving in Williamsburg, they transformed into prototype hipsters, sipping on cold drip coffee and appreciating organic cheeses.

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Unsolicited Sex Tips and Cucumber Gin and Tonics

Cucumber Gin and Tonic for summer recipes

Apropos of nothing, Sophia Vergara is dishing out unsolicited relationship advice down the side of my email.

“Mess up your hair just a little,” she suggests, “it’s sexier that way.” Continue reading

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4th of July and Inevitable Flag Cake

Flag Cake illustration for 4th of july traditional flag cake rec

As 4th of July teeters on the horizon, and we all anticipate a long weekend of relaxation, BBQ and fun, flag cake beckons.

Of course it does. Because that’s the thing about holidays; anything you do more than once automatically becomes a tradition.

Bunting for recipes for 4th of july

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Roasted Garlic Tomato Orecchiette, Starfish and Theatre

starfish

So I wrote a play for my friend Annie, and in it, is a giant luminous starfish. “You’ll be ok making that, right?” I blithely checked with Jon as I headed out of the door on Saturday morning. Continue reading

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White Wine Peach Sangria and Moving House

White wine sangria

We recently moved house. Yes again. Back downtown to Chelsea and to an apartment on the top floor. Mostly because our old ceiling let through a lot of noise and it was driving me crazy.

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The Wizard, and Rhubarb Gin and Tonics

Rhubarb Gin And Tonic

I wrote a sketch about a wizard for my friend Nic to perform in our monthly sketch show at The PIT. At various heightened and tense moments in the narrative, I specify “thunder and lightning”, and, at the height of the drama apparently “flames flare from the Wizard’s hands.”

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Murder Most Horrid and Egg Creams to calm the nerves

Egg Cream

My friend Matthias recently went to the corporate headquarters of some fancy company somewhere to look into doing a redesign. Apparently, it was all very Orwellian;

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Spiced Chocolate Cookies and Cape Weather

Freezer Cookies

Spring arrives intermittently, it seems. One moment it’s all daffodils and salad, the next, snow warnings and pork chili and corn bread and Jon “borrowing” the scarf he gave me for Christmas because it’s a Boy Color.

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Pisco Veuve Ambal cocktail, and a challenge

Champagne Cocktails

Here’s the thing: a week or two ago a very nice sounding PR person contacted me and asked me to come up with a cocktail featuring Veuve Ambal and Hella Bitters. This does not happen to me a whole lot.

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