by Paula D. on December 11, 2013 9:57 am in Food / Recipes
Ok the name doesn’t sound appetizing but I swear it’s really good! Maureen gave me this recipe, it’s fast and easy, you just “dump” everything into a 9×13 inch pan and bake. Now you understand the name…
This is a great one for experimentation – blueberry could work well as a substitute for the cherry filling. For variety, I want to try different types of nuts – pecans, almonds, pignoli! I would also love to add fresh fruit toppings. This can only get better and better!
We do need a new name for this though, if you think of a good one let us know in the comments section.
Oh and check out my awesome carrying case I got at the dollar store – total score!
UPDATE: The Cypress Inn is officially open – their serving up coffee but no sign of the wine bar yet! Initially when we spoke with workers (pre-opening) the plan was for the Cypress Inn to dual as a cafe by day, wine bar by night. Perhaps they’re waiting for a liquor license? When we find out more information, we’ll update again. In the meantime, go and grab a cup, the coffee is great!
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When we heard about A Taste of Rockaway Beach from Patrick, co-owner of Syarh’s Wine Bar, we were thrilled!
We found out more from Rockawayist.com
The Hospitality & Entertainment Association for Restaurants and Taverns (HEART of Rockaway Beach) was recently formed by businesses still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Several restaurant owners have banded together in hopes of drawing attention from residents and visitors especially in the off-season.
Their first event, A Taste of Rockaway Beach, will be held on December 7th. It is described as a “restaurant crawl to celebrate the new and exciting destinations in Rockaway Beach.” A $10 pass will entitle diners to a food tasting in each of the 10 participating establishments, all within walking distance of each other. Tickets can be purchased from any of the participating businesses.
We’ve been spending a lot of time in Rockaway this winter, it’s a beautiful season to visit the beach. We look forward to this event and seeing you down on the rock – cheers!
A Taste of Rockway Beach Participants: Surfside Bagels | Irish Circle | 101 Deli | Veggie Island | Uma’s | Elegante | Sayra’s Wine Bar | Playland Motel | Thai Rock | Bungalow Bar
by Paula D. on December 4, 2013 11:54 am in Food
Our dear friend who lived in NYC for 10 years is now back home in her native Istanbul. This morning she sends this!
“Today’s mail – catalogs, bills and… a cat!?”
When Susanne and I visited her, we noticed too, that cats rule the city!
On the matter…
Cat culture thrives in Istanbul:
The special status of stray cats in Istanbul and elsewhere in Turkey reflects a tradition-bound country on the path to modernity. It partly derives from Muslim ideas about tolerance, and an urban elite with Western-style ideas about animal rights. It points to the freewheeling side of a society that seeks entry into the European Union’s world of regulation
When President Obama visited Turkey last year, he paused to stroke a tabby cat at the former Byzantine church of Haghia Sophia while Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan looked on with a smile. The cat, one of half a dozen living at the ancient site, seemed unfazed by the VIP attention.
..And here’s a cute cat blog to look at on your lunch break!