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Flag Cake

July 4th approaches, and my friend Jen sends out the following email to the group of friends who are gathering by the river to watch the fireworks, “we’re doing burgers, and hotdogs, Kate’s bringing a flag cake …” Did I … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Double chocolate chip brownies for Labor Day, and the end of white

In the movie Serial Mom, staring Kathleen Turner as a suburban killer, she notices a woman committing the social faux pas of wearing white shoes after Labor Day. Now, this is a bit of a spoiler alert, not a very dramatic … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – butterflied herb chicken and roasted corn salad for the last BBQ of summer

Labor Day is almost upon us, and it feels like the crossroads of the seasons; Summer just behind us, Fall just ahead. My favorite fruit stall at the Union Square Farmer’s Market is right on the thematic money, with peaches … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Pickled Strawberries and a Hipster Trap

As Jon and I walked through the urban wasteland of Gowanus Brooklyn, looking for a disused canning factory, we had to wonder; had we fallen into a Hipster trap?

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The Monday Treat – s’mores bars to inspire happiness even in indoorsy types

I was a reluctant camper as a child. Bugs, rain, sleeping on the ground – not really my scene. On my return from my first guide camp I sat on the bathroom floor sobbing as ants marched out of my … Continue reading

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Red White and Blue Flag Cake for July 4th

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Cruisin’ NYC – Red White And Blue Pavlova in anticipation of July 4th

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.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Elderflower Gin Jellies (and homemade elderflower cordial)

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.

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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.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Gin Fizz in anticipation of barbeque

Labor Day is almost upon us, so naturally I am wearing as much white as possible and preparing for a BBQ.

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