Ahhhh. Shrimp n’ Grits. A true Southern classic that always makes me think of my Grandmama and trips to Virginia. She would always have a pot of grits with eggs ready for breakfast with out fail. And I remember one rare event that I got to have a lunch date with just her and myself. [...]

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The word Succotash comes from the Narragansett tribe of what is now Rhode Island. Meaning ‘broken corn kernels’, this dish is typically made with corn, shell beans and a mixture of other additions. In this case cherry tomatoes, onion, garlic, bacon and fresh basil. I am half way thru my CSA with Local Roots NYC [...]

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Blueberry Pie

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July 4, 2015 · 0 comments

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Today is the 4th of July. Time to get patriotic. Eat only things that are red, white and blue. Burgers and hotdogs being an exception to the rule. Drink ice cold drinks that come in aluminum cans or bottles. Hell, play some Bruce Springsteen while you’re at it. Or some Jay-Z. Heck, play whatever you [...]

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On days off I always look forward to lazy mornings, drinking way too much coffee and catching up on some guilty pleasures. Guilty pleasures being Wendy Williams (How you doin’) and KLG and Hoda. This morning as I watched the dreaded ‘Breaking News’ screen popped up and I thought to myself ‘No, what now.’ But [...]

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I just signed up for my first summer share from Local Roots NYC. And can’t believe I hadn’t jumped on the CSA bandwagon until now. CSA = Community Supported Agriculture. And it’s a great way to support local farmers, get fantastic produce, and introduce yourself to foods you might not normally go for. The key [...]

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Sicilian Float

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June 12, 2015 · 0 comments

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It’s hot. But it’s also summa time in NYC and to be expected. Time to turn on the AC and come up with creative ways to cool it down. Like this here Sicilian Float. I was driving through Brooklyn yesterday and spotted a sandwich board outside a café reading ‘Sicilian Floats Here.’ Intrigued but with [...]

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Summer Sammie

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May 28, 2015 · 0 comments

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I love sandwiches. So much so that I have a dream of one day running my very own sandwich shop. A small operation; making only a handful of great sandwiches. And serving alongside Tim’s Cascade potato chips and ice cold Arnold Palmer’s. The idea for this particular sandwich came to fruition on one of the [...]

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We are coming up on peak blueberry season, which is mid-June to the end of July. I’ve noticed an influx of blueberry pints in my local grocery store and at the farmer’s markets around. This is always a great sign that Summer is here. I hail from Washington State. And have always considered blueberries to [...]

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Fattoush Salad

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May 14, 2015 · 2 comments

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When I was living out in LA I became instantly spoiled by the abundance of produce available all year round. Persimmons in December. Tomatoes in January. And Avocados that taste like Avocados all year. All of this made eating your fruits and veggies so much easier. In between long days prepping and pulling wardrobe from [...]

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Cacio e Pepe is my new favorite obsession. Since making this for the first time last week I’ve consumed about 8 servings of it. I can’t get enough. It’s like grown woman macaroni and cheese. Cacio e Pepe translates to Cheese and Pepper. My version here has a little twist. The twist being adding some [...]

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