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Bruschetta, and the inevitability of nudity

My dad was in town for a week of ballet, baseball, jazz, and edgy downtown sketch comedy. Spot the odd one out.

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The Monday Treat – homemade ricotta – way easier and more fun than you’d think

Making cheese sounds like the kind of cooking project other people do. I live a few blocks away from Murray’s cheese. Why would I make my own? But ricotta is a different beast.

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Penne with sausage and ricotta

Back in New York on the cusp of a New Year brimming with possibilities, Jon and I headed more or less from the airport to a party in Brooklyn hosted by our friends Shea and Raphael with their adorable sausage dog … Continue reading

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Greek Salad Puff Pastry Tart

This tart is spread with a tapenade / ricotta mixture before being topped with tomatoes, feta and black olives. Tapenade is a black olive, anchovy, caper spread that can be bought in jars in most supermarkets. It can get a … Continue reading

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Bruschetta with ricotta and artichokes

Ingredients ½ French stick Jar / deli container of artichokes 1 cup of ricotta 1 lemon Salt, pepper, olive oil Cut the bread on the diagonal into thin slices Brush one side with olive oil and sprinkle with salt Bake … Continue reading

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Red White and Blue salad (serves 6–8)

Use a couple of bags (a box and a half) of mixed greens. Add a couple of handfuls (about ½ a cup) of dried cranberries, fresh blueberries and crumbled ricotta salata. Mix a dressing with 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 … Continue reading

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5 side dish ideas for a Labor Day barbeque

Overheard on the subway yesterday morning; “What are you doing this weekend?” “I was going to go to Eric’s. But I didn’t want to go because he lives in Queens and also, I kind of hate him, but if there’s … Continue reading

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Peach and Bourbon Tart

In his Love Song, J. Alfred Prufrock wonders “do I dare to eat a peach?” and I have to say, I see his point. It’s an act of hope over experience, so often, a flirtation with bitter disappointment. I recently … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Sea Breeze (with Bruschetta)

It’s hot outside and grapefruit are on special offer at the fruit stall. That’s more than a good enough reason to consider making a pitcher of cocktails. Perhaps it’s the color – a gorgeous rosy pink. Perhaps it’s the name … Continue reading

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Asparagus Tart with Ricotta and Lemon

This is lovely in the summer when you can get that really thin spindly asparagus on special offer on fruit stands all over the city. It tastes good with the woodier thicker asparagus too, though you will want to blanch … Continue reading

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