Posts categorized as Food

rosh hashanah recipes

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As a follow up to my column in this weeks Wave, I’ve posted three delicious Rosh Hashanah recipes. If you try them, I would love to hear about it and see pictures! Gloria’s Noodle Pudding Honey Caramel Apple Galette Found on: girlinthelittleredkitchen.com Ingredients For the pastry dough – adapted from Alice Waters: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons, cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 3 1/2 tablespoons cold water For the galette: 2 pounds tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced into […]

Food Shopping

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I had such a pleasant experience last Friday food shopping. I’m guessing most people think of it as a chore, but people who are devoted cooks may feel the way I do – food shopping is fun! I take my time, exploring each aisle, looking for the sales, taste testing produce*, sizing up the tomatoes. I go to both Key Food (87-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd) and Stop & Shop Arverne (70-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd). There are attributes I like about both stores. For instance, Key Food has the best produce […]

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Grams of the Week – July 3

Here’s a recap of the best instagrams of last week. If you want the day to day follow me here! The garden is in full bloom. Above is pomegranate yarrow. This rich color works so well with the purples (russian sage, cat mint) and yellows (day lilies) already in my garden. yarrow is very easy to care for. if you deadhead the old flowers more will grow throughout the summer. The rain didn’t hamper the Beach 91st street block party. Wow, it was a crazy party. Above is Matt and Grill Master good […]

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Foraging on Shore Front Parkway

I was walking back from the YMCA last week and noticed the dandelions have flowered. Time to forage in the great wilderness, or as I like to call it, the median of Shore Front Parkway. I know what you’re thinking, “Gross!! Dogs pee there!!” Whatever. I bet gophers pee on asparagus and kale in the organic farms. Either way, I still feel natural, locally grown foods are healthier for us than the pre-packaged produce in the supermarket. God knows what they spray on those greens! Besides, germs make your immune […]

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dandelion leaves 3 ways

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As a follow up to my Wave column this week, I’m posting three dandelion recipes. If you have know idea what I’m talking about, pick up a copy of the paper or you can subscribe online to read the column. In short, I wrote about foraging for locally grown dandelion leaves. I’ll have the orginal column on the blog in a few days. If you decide to try these recipes out, I would love to hear what you think of them, and see the pictures too! Sautéed Dandelion Leaves over Angle Hair Pasta […]

Grandma Mary’s Artichoke “Pie”

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My Grandmother Mary worked at the A&P on Jamaica Ave. at 241st street in Bellerose for 23 years. By the time she retired in the early 90’s, Grandma was making about $13 an hour – we used to call her money-bags! She was a hard worker, taking much pride in her position at the A&P. And people took notice. Grandma had a reputation as the best bag-packer in the whole store. Her line was always longer than the others because shoppers preferred to wait for her service. She made many […]

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A Grave Matter

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Previously published in The Wave. I was taking in the mail last week – I received the mortgage (ugh) a Burpee Seeds and Plants  catalog (cool), the same Verizon advertisement I get like every month (annoying) and one of those white envelopes that has nothing on it except an address, which makes it seem really important. It’s a promotion for Pinelawn Memorial Park and Garden Mausoleums. It reads, “That’s right. You can buy a memorial site in one of America’s loveliest memorial parks for as little as $40 a month, interest […]

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The Double-Folded Slice – Travolta Style

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Previously published in The Wave How to eat pizza is a contentious subject among New Yorkers. There’s the right way — folding — and there is the semi-legitimate way eating it flat/open.  Among the horrifyingly uncouth methods, there is crust first, removing the cheese and eating the bread separate.  Then there is The Unspeakable: eating a slice with a knife and fork. With John Kasich, it was understandable. He’s from Ohio; what does he know about pizza?  In 2011 at La Famiglia in Times Square, President Donald Trump, a native […]

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Grams of the Week – Feb 6

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Here’s a recap of the best instagrams of last week. If you want the day to day follow me here! I was thinking about starting a cutting board business. There’s so much scrap wood lying around in my basement from the house renovation, it’s just a matter of labor. Above is a picture of some boards clamped up – these will be the prototype. Wanna buy one?! There are beautiful things around everywhere if you take a pause to look for them. I spotted these shells on my way to the YMCA this week. […]

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Easy Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

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This was my first try at homemade icing. I don’t have much baking experience and so this was an attempt to gain some. It was so easy and guess what… it tasted like real frosting! I want to try different flavors next time and add nuts or strawberries. I found this recipe on delish.com. My only tip is to make sure the frosting is at room temperate before using. I’m sure all the bakers out there are laughing – you would think this is intuitive but I made the frosting the night before and put it […]

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