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My favorite salted chocolate chip cookie

My favorite salted chocolate chip cookie

Earlier this week as NYC braced itself for a historic blizzard I decided to use the downtime to bake. I had fond memories from last summer of Brooklyn bakery Ovenly’s near infamous salted chocolate chip cookie that totally hit the perfect balance of salty-sweet and moist at its center. [Sidenote: I had immediately regretted buying only the one cookie while my … Continue reading

Hot Flash

Summer, that season that if you don’t pay close attention, is gone in a blink of an eye. That’s been my summer. Work got hectic with (a now imminent) product launch and though I had some fun play days, somehow I find myself on the eve of Labor Day weekend having lost count of the 16+ … Continue reading

A Paso Robles Quick Step

Despite the pre-departure snafu we were able to maintain our departure time and headed out for a couple of days in Paso Robles wine country. The drive took us through some beautiful countryside and we stopped for lunch at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe. Lunch was tasty if nothing spectacular and afterwards we stopped in at the … Continue reading

A Perfect Weekend. In Good Company

I’ve never been a fan of the Hamptons, a part of Long Island where every summer a large contingent of seemingly moneyed New Yorkers spend their summer.  To me, it’s like Manhattan-at-the-Beach. The scenery is beautiful, the houses huge (who needs that many rooms!) but the idea of spending my weekend in towns where Main … Continue reading

Fabulously Exhausting.

Part of the beauty of living in NYC is that sometimes life’s adventures snowball and you find yourself caught up in a whirlwind of amazing experiences. My life last week, was quite fabulous but also quite exhausting: Sunday: Brunch with oyster topped Bloody Marys to celebrate the crutches being retired followed by strolling through Cobble Hill window shopping. … Continue reading

A Side Tracked Weekend

Wrapping up a 3-day weekend which I’d planned to spend cooking and crossing things off my to-do list, you know like filing my taxes… well let’s just say I got side tracked. After Friday’s insanity of a long day at work and an interesting cab ride home, I slept in. Though I did manage to … 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

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