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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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Frozen Watermelon Lemonade

At 3 o’clock this morning I stood in the physics department at NYU and raised a glass to science’s latest greatest achievement. The Higgs boson has been discovered and my husband and his friends literally could not have been more … Continue reading

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This picnic will get you laid – If the caviar and salmon don’t do it, the crepe suzette will

There are some picnics that cry out for excess. If you’re watching opera while wearing black tie in a field, you might as well bring the candelabra with you. Once you’ve got over the idea of picnic extravagance it becomes … Continue reading

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Sweet treats to end a picnic with style

The fact that I love picnics so much must surely have something to do with my Mum, who would regularly slap some Marmite on a roll and take my sister and I out to Isabella Plantation to swing on the … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Sloe Gin and Tonics and picnic perfect sausage rolls

A few years ago my friend Hector, famous for his hospitality, invited Jon and I to join him on a rug at the Blenheim Horse Trials. This is not something we usually do. Questions flooded into our minds; what is … Continue reading

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5 Favorite Picnic Salads

Heavily into picnic mode, Jon and I went for a walk on the High Line – not some kind of strange circus stunt, but rather a modern park elevated on disused railway tracks above the city, meandering through the buildings … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Picnic Sandwiches (my 5 favorites)

It has been said that all you need for a really great picnic is a baguette, a ripe brie, a bunch of grapes and a bottle of wine. But why would you want to stop there?

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This dinner will get you laid – 6 Menus for Valentines

Jonathan and I officially “don’t do” Valentines Day. We will not be taken in by cards with kittens on them, or by Snoopy-themed chocolates. No set price menus including duck, a chocolate dipped strawberry and a swirl of raspberry coulis … Continue reading

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Ten exceedingly summery things to do while there’s still time.

The sad cold rainy start to the week reminds us that the unthinkable is true, summer will not in fact last forever.  Labor day is fast approaching. We need to wear white while we still can. Luckily the temperature is … Continue reading

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