Archive | June, 2008

Daring Bakers & The Danish Braid

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: what I love most about the Daring Bakers is that each month’s challenge pushes me beyond my comfort zone and forces me to question my notions of baking and what I can do. Preconceived notions about this challenge?1) Making a laminated dough is difficult.2) I don’t […]

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Eating Around NY, Part 3: A Nosh Here, A Nosh There

My production class is at DCTV (pictured above) so I’ve been checking out a few things in the Chinatown area, with detours to Astor Place and 14th St. It’s an easy trip from my parents’ apartment on the Upper East Side to DCTV riding the 6 line, and just as easy to hop on and […]

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Eating Around NY, Part 2: Yogurt Wars

After reading tons of stuff about Pinkberry and Red Mango — people are crazy for it — I made a point to check them out. The NY Times describes the new wave of frozen yogurt shops as “a simple formula of fresh fruit toppings on a consciously tart, decidedly yogurt-flavor creamy swirl that drives certain […]

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Eating around NY, part 1

I flew into JFK late Saturday afternoon, met my Dad who was picking me up at the airport, and we drove into Manhattan where he works & lives. Since 1994, he’s been the building manager of an upper-east side 5th avenue apartment building that overlooks Central Park. A huge perk — and, at the same […]

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NYC "Must Taste" List?

Donuts from The Donut Plant: they will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine. Tomorrow, I’m headed to New York for a DV production course. I’m looking forward seeing my family, visiting a few old friends and just rambling around the city. Not suprisingly, I’m going to hit up several restaurants, gourmet shops and […]

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Pomegranate Margarita Ice

If only we had margarita glasses… Inspired by this lovely cocktail, the pomegranate margarita sorbet is a refreshing and sophisticated way to end a summer’s meal. In addition to lime and pomegranate juice, there’s a bit of tequila and Cointreau in here; not enough to get a buzz but maybe more than you’d feel comfortable […]

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Golden Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

Two Sundays ago, Shane and I worked a shift on the Fellenz Family Farm as part of our obligation to the UUCC CSA. After nearly four hours of hoeing and transplanting, we’d worked up quite an appetite. Shane wanted a big breakfast — eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, hash browns — but I wanted a huge […]

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EFL Spring 2008 online!

The debut issue of Edible Finger Lakes (with my article on CSAs) is now online. Click here to read the full issue. The summer issue is scheduled to hit newsstands on July 15 and features with many tasty articles (including one I wrote) — be on the look out!

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Sugar Plums Dancing in My Head, Ed. #5

New Camera Unfortunately, I still don’t have pics for the blog due to my camera’s untimely death but, on a happier note, I’m awaiting its replacement from Broadway Photo. This camera, a Fujifilm s8100fd, promises to be a winner — I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Buying it from Broadway saved us […]

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Grilled Ham Steaks with Rhubarb Chutney

Sometimes, it’s amazing how easy it is to turn out delicious food. All you need to do here is grill up a ham steak and top it with a chutney that comes together in 15 minutes. The combination of salty, smoky ham with the tart but sweet rhubarb cherry concoction is phenomenal. For summer, pair […]

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