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Sweet corn tomato salad at the end of summer

So here we are in September, contemplating whether or not to wear tights. It’s Fall in the morning, High Summer by lunchtime. Here, at the crossover, dressing, and dining, could go either way. As apples overtake tomatoes in the Union … Continue reading

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Pimms

So here we are, staring down the barrel at the end of Summer, and the end of living in this apartment.  Sunday and Monday were filled with sorting and packing, and sending our belongings off to storage for three weeks, … Continue reading

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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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I’m gonna Wife that.

We were drinking cocktails in a bar on a weeknight – I know, life choices – when we overheard two girls talking; “Damn girl, you been working out?!” The second girl had indeed been working out, and was happy to … Continue reading

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Coconut Iced Tea – American Life

I’ve adapted to life in America pretty well, I think. I’ve got the hang of honey mustard now, after 3 years of deliberate assimilation. I see that value in root beer floats. I understand the fuss about s’mores. Sure, the … Continue reading

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Cold noodle salad – summer dresses and other obsessions

As the weather heats up in NYC I turn to the internet – dangerous start – to order summer dresses from websites – bad idea – with the vague intent that if they’re not absolutely perfect, I promise I’ll send … 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 Wednesday Tipple – Lemon Granita Fizz

A moment of pride here: I’m pretty pleased with this no fuss granita method, which has got me through yet another summer of ice cream machine envy. Because really, if you live in a Manhattan apartment where you store your … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Blueberry Olive Oil Lemon Cake

Big News from my friend Rachel who bounded into choir rehearsal with a huge smile on her face and a huge diamond on her finger. Graham had proposed. Excitement. Squealing.

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