Been reading much about farro lately?
It’s one of those densely nutritious ancient grains that we should be eating more of. Maybe that’s why I loved learning about this bright, summery, market-sourced salad at Haven’s Kitchen‘s Salad Class a few weeks ago. Continue reading
As the season heats up and farmers’ markets everywhere suddenly have heaping piles of crisp, rainbow hued salad ingredients to offer, I needed a little jump start to get me thinking about new combinations and uses for all those spicy greens and plump beans. So when I ran across an article about Haven’s Kitchen in the NY TIMES a few weeks back, I promptly registered for a class there, called ”All Sorts of Salad”. Continue reading
Sweet and Simple in Fairfield, CT
Hug your family and friends.
Recognize your freedom.
Sweet and Simple bakes traditional American treats including layer cakes and specialty cookies. Owner, Michelle Jaffee prides herself on using the highest quality ingredients and connecting personally with her enthusiastic and loyal customers.
Specialty cookies may be ordered in advance and picked up through July 3 or over July 6/7 weekend. Sweet and Simple will be closed on July 4 and July 5 ’cause bakers need to celebrate, too.
Sweet and Simple
75 Hillside Rd.
click here for more info and hours.
By Marla Cohen
The best way to enjoy lunch at Terri is to not have it there at all. On a nice day, this sandwich bar, which boasts only a handful of stools, is a great place to stop before staking out a cafe table on Fifth Avenue or in Madison Square Park. Continue reading
Contributed by Hannah Kaminsky
There’s something different about Kajitsu, and it’s not just the seasonal menu, refreshed every month to highlight fresh produce at its peak. The entire restaurant itself has picked up and moved uptown to a new space in Midtown, large enough to accommodate two separate dining rooms containing two very different food philosophies. Continue reading
Smoked Salmon and Sweet Corn Beignets
When I caught wind of The New Jewish Table: Modern Seasonal Recipes for Traditional Dishes, I wondered just how playful Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray, would push their reinterpretation of Jewish classics. The owners of Equinox Restaurant in Washington, DC, won me over pretty quickly.
I was lured by Smoked Salmon and Sweet Corn Beignets,
Thanks to all of the readers who submitted enthusiastic comments about grilling. The winner of the NW PLANK give-away is Phyllis Roberts. Please contact me with your address so I can pop these beauties in the mail to you on time for Father’s Day.
Does your man like to hang by the fire and flip whatever it is that his family and friends love to eat? I’ve found the perfect gift for him (or you) and I’m giving it away! Continue reading
Chef Ken Larsen, Table Verte
If you’re staying local this summer but dreaming of Paris, head to Table Verte on 7th Street in the East Village, NYC, for a taste of traditional bistro fare. Well, maybe not so traditional since Table Verte is vegetarian. And as far as I can see, it is the only French vegetarian restaurant in NYC.
That alone, bumped this spot to the top of my “must check it out” list. Continue reading
Recently, a friend of E’s, a budding Broadway star at the ripe old age of 23, asked me if I would boil up some of his college pal’s Mom’s “cool” pasta and consider sharing my thoughts with my readers.
Sure! But I have lists growing outa of the ears of my lists about places to eat, people to call, products to check out. So it’s been a little while since I first read the label on MagNoodles Smart Pasta and marveled. Continue reading