Tag Archives: summer
I’m gonna Wife that.
We were drinking cocktails in a bar on a weeknight â€“ I know, life choices â€“ when we overheard two girls talking; â€œDamn girl, you been working out?!â€ The second girl had indeed been working out, and was happy to … Continue reading
Coconut Iced Tea â€“ American Life
Iâ€™ve adapted to life in America pretty well, I think. Iâ€™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 sâ€™mores. Sure, the … Continue reading
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
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
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 Farmerâ€™s Market is right on the thematic money, with peaches … Continue reading
The Wednesday Tipple – Lemon Granita Fizz
A moment of pride here: Iâ€™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
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.
This Dinner Will Get You Laid – lobster rolls, superstitions and summer affirmations
This fascinating nugget of information comes via a local news sheet that I picked up on a weekend holiday in Rockport: Bananas are terrible terrible luck on lobster boats.
The Wednesday Tipple – Dark and Stormys and Sharks
It was Shark Week, so we marked the occasion by watching Jaws, which, in case you haven’t seen it since you were a kid, has lost none of its terror. That is one bad-ass shark.
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