Monthly Archives: June 2012
Jenn and Alan had bought the tickets on Groupon, and the time was non transferable, so in spite of the thunder and lightening that had lashed Manhattan all afternoon, we set off down to the docks to meet our ferry.
The Wednesday Tipple – lemonade with thyme lemon syrup and patriotic ice cubes, and teenage oppression at the Liberty Bell
Jon and I arrived in Philadelphia on a sunny Saturday. We sat on the top deck of the tour bus digesting our cheesesteak sandwiches, and watched selected highlights of the city glide past in the sunshine.
Last year my Mum and Dad were in town for 4th July celebrations and I was determined to show them some good ole American fun. To this end, tickets were purchased for a Staten Island Yankees home game, just a … Continue reading
This Dinner Will Get You Laid – linguini with lemon and crème fraiche – the antidote to hotheadedness
It’s been a roasting hot sticky week in New York City. The kind of weather that makes people sleepy, then stupid as night falls and the temperature drops to merely baking.
In retrospect, it may not have been a good idea to open a bar tab at the hotel for my sister and I when we were kids.
If you do something that can be vaguely classified as creative – in my case, writing – for a living, sometimes it’s good to put aside all practical concerns and embrace the idea that creating can be an end unto … Continue reading
This dinner will get you laid – grilling in style – salmon skewers with fresh pesto, and a roasted tomato couscous salad
You only need to remember that British Mother’s Day is about a month earlier than American Mother’s Day the day before British Mother’s Day once, and you pretty much have the date seared into your conscience after that.
The Wednesday Tipple – A Russian Scientist lives up to a radiation stereotype, and we all eat hot peppered walnuts to calm our nerves
I mentioned that I once had an exceedingly dull job working the day shift in a hotel bar. “Sure, we reused the lemon garnishes” I told a group of appalled New Yorkers. “And we were supposed to tip any un-eaten … Continue reading
My friends Jenn and Alan have invited us to a pie tasting party. And though I’d like to start a rumor that pie tasting is the new wine tasting in NYC, that’s not the case. They’re bravely pursuing the dream … Continue reading
Easy Summery Friday Night Dinner Party for 6 – gin chicken with roasted potatoes olives and tomatoes
My friend Dee invited me to be her plus one at the opening of the Churchill exhibit at the Morgan Library. “It’s a 2 hour drinks reception and Boris Johnson will be there!”