The Grapefruit Spoon.
Isn’t it amazing that things like a simple smell or an inanimate object can transport you back to a distant memory? In one moment you stand planted in the present and the next you feel the colors and hear the sounds of a past experience. That one object can conjure so many emotions it almost feels real again. A couple months back I lost my grandmother. She had been suffering for...
She's a Fine Bird
Two nights ago I made my first attempt at cooking a whole bird. She wasn’t a big bird by any means - Maybe a three pounder at most. I remember as a kid, my mom would frequently make a whole roasted chicken after school or massive turkeys on the holidays. It seemed like such a big undertaking. Cleaning it, gutting it, seasoning it and cooking it for hours on end; basically hijacking...
Gluten-Free Pear Rhubarb Raspberry and Candied...
My sister was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and forced to immediately get on the gluten-free diet. Just like that. Gone were the days of bread baskets at restaurants. One of our favorite past times when she was living in Paris. Up until a few years ago, the gluten free diet seemed like a death sentence to someone who loved bread. Not just on your lifestyle but your wallet too. Oh,...
A Secret BBQ for your Patio
This grill from Black + Blum is hidden in a planter! Pretty cool if you ask me. It’s perfect for a NYC apartment or a storage challenged living space. I would probably use it to illegally grill on my fire escape. I know what I’m getting for my patio this summer!