Category Archives: The Monday Treat
Got Soul? Steak with Bourbon Butter
The writing business being what it is, some weeks I am mostly employed as a singer. The bulk of this takes place at St Barts, a glorious gothic-y deco-y castle on Park Ave and 50th. We wear robes. We sing … Continue reading
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 spoilerÂ alert, not a very dramatic … Continue reading
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.
The Monday Treat – Watermelon and Campari Sorbet while there’s still summer left to enjoy it
It’s a well known piece of folk wisdom that we should make hay while the sun shines. I like to amend this to “eat watermelon while the sun shines.” Philosophers may want to argue the toss, but it’s a pretty … Continue reading
The Monday Treat – Strawberry Pineapple Snow Cones and Racing Pigs
So hands down the thing we were most looking forward to at the Sussex County Fair were the swimming pigs. â€œThey race for Oreos!â€ Sold.
The Monday Treat – ice cream with white chocolate salted caramel ice magic
I am highly aware that this is the kind of problem that most people in the world trade me for in an instant, but recently it’s been so hot in NYC that our overworked air conditioner has been flooding the … Continue reading
The Monday Treat – rosemary garlic homemade potato chips and Olympic fever
â€œIf I were an Olympianâ€ said Ian, â€œI would be a swimmer. Not because Iâ€™m good at swimming, but because they have the best Olympics. Theyâ€™re all done by the end of the first week and then they can slut … Continue reading
The Monday Treat â€“ 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?
The Monday Treat – homemade peach vinegar
Driving towards the beach Jon spotted the farm shop. â€œWho fancies an ice cream?â€ he said, somewhat rhetorically. So we pulled up and went inside. It was one of those fancy farm shops that rinses the dirt off the kale, … Continue reading
The Monday Treat – sâ€™mores bars to inspire happiness even in indoorsy types
I was a reluctant camper as a child. Bugs, rain, sleeping on the ground â€“ 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