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A Tasty Lazy Sunday

Sometimes you want something really tasty but with a little less effort than usual so when that happens, or I’m crunched for time, I cheat by using store-bought bases to which I add a little personal touch. Today was one of those days. Brunch, was two 3-minute poached eggs on a toasted english muffin that I’d spread … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting Notes.

Wine tastings. Probably one of my favorite activities. I enjoy the diversity of the offerings, getting to try new wines and sometimes even extraordinary ones. Some people are intimidated by tastings they get overwhelmed by the whole process and by what they perceive as pomp & ceremony. Here’s the simple truth: tasting events are about figuring out if … Continue reading

Camping or a scenic night at the ER

It’s become a near yearly tradition, one weekend each fall me and a few friends head out to the country to camp. We find a place within a couple of hours drive from NYC, generally somewhere in the Catskills , load up an SUV and head into the woods. This year we picked Mongaup Pond … Continue reading

Dinner for one but not alone

Ever think what it must be like to be watched all through your work day? That’s what working at a station in an open counter restaurant must be like. I assume. You are not observed by peers but by patrons. People who pass comment and observe your every move. If they are like me they want to see … Continue reading

Pizza Lunch

Grabbed a slice of pizza for dinner tonight. Nothing amazing but it made me think of an exhibition I saw this past summer at the main branch of the New York Public Library called Lunch Hour.

Gourds of time

I know it’s the season. I know I’m meant to want to gather them up and decorate my home with them but much like Indian corn… I don’t get it. Even the perfect, front page pretty, waxed and organic ones available at Whole Foods for $0.79/ lb.

Oysters and Beer

It’s New York Oyster Week! Why am I so excited? Well not only are oysters one of my favorite shellfish, I mean what’s not to love: an excellent source of zinc, iron, calcium, vitamins A and B12, low in calories, varied in flavor and texture not to mention that when eaten raw on the half … Continue reading

Dirty Friday

After a week of ups and downs this is how I wrapped up the week. It was just what I needed along with a night of crappy rom-com movies. I am really looking forward to getting out of town this weekend, though I should probably get some shut eye since we leave in 6 hours… … Continue reading

My pantry is not vegan

As a runner I eat my fair share of bananas. Easily one-a-day but there are those days when I forget to grab one as I leave my apartment and so at some point in the week I end up with a bunch of overripe bananas. I have frozen them and never made a smoothie with … Continue reading