Posts categorized as Food

hidden treasures unearthed in the bungalow


Our friend Sean is helping us with the house, working on various construction projects. While gutting the bungalow, he found several relics from days long gone. Knowing I would want these, he saved them. (Thanks Sean.) There was  life in our bungalow before it fell into disrepair. I’m imagining the families that moved in and out – working, trying to make ends meet, having fun, enjoying the beach, maybe getting married and having kids or maybe getting separated or maybe a single old Irish grump who loved Turkish cigarettes lived […]

tagged in b91, renovation, rockaway

Review: The Glo!!! – Last Dragon Underground Pizza

The Glo!!! Last Dragon Pizza

Photo via Last Dragon Pizza Facebook Since reading on DNAinfo about the underground pizzeria Last Dragon, we’ve been dying to try it out. Last Dragon Pizza is the creation of Nicole Russell, 41, a super-fan of the cult classic film who slings her pies like blue arrows at her home in Arverne. A few weeks ago Susanne and I made arrangements to pre-order for a Wednesday night pick-up. After much back and forth, we agreed to order The Glo!!!  It would be smart to try the “nuts and bolts” pizza first, we thought.  The Glo!!! is […]

tagged in cooking, food, pizza, rockaway

Mobile Shopping Boutique Coming To Rockaway!

End of the A

We recently caught up with Rockaway residents Beth Waytowich and Tara Mckiernan, co-owners and creators of  the End of the A Mobile Boutique. Yes, we’re talking about an on-wheels fashion boutique servicing the Rockaways! Here’s the scoop… Q: What was the inspiration for End Of The A Mobile Boutique? The inspiration for the name ‘End Of The A’ is Rockaway being the last stop of the A train. The idea for a mobile boutique stemmed from Tara and I wanting to turn our love for fashion and the beach into a business. Rockaway […]

tagged in queens, rockaway, summer

grimaldi’s bakery sells hippie “I love Bread” t-shirts


Attention bread-loving hippies, Grimaldi’s Bakery is selling psychedelic, mind-blowingly awesome “I Love Bread” t-shirts! A written description could never fully communicate the coolness of this shirt, so without further ado…. Shirts are $15 – your choice of hot pink, blue, orange or green. Grimaldi’s baked goods are top-notch, check out our review A Food & Drink Tour Of Ridgewood, Queens on Gothamist. Grimaldi’s Home of Bread 2101 Menahan St, Ridgewood, NY 11385 718-497-1425 Toll Free: 1-877-5-BREADS Facebook  

tagged in bakery, bread, queens, ridgewood

Celery and Laughing Cow Cheese Snack

laughing cow cheese

As a kid, I remember my Mother making celery and cream cheese as a party appetizer, and I loved it. Lately, I’ve been chomping on an adaptation of  her recipe. I substitute regular cream cheese and use Laughing Cow Cheese. It comes in a bunch of flavors and it’s only 30 calories per wedge. Here’s how to make it, enjoy! Ingredients: (Serves 2) 3 celery stalks 4-5 wedges of laughing cow cheese (use your favorite flavor) Sliced black olives Directions: Rinse and dry celery Cut celery into 1 1/2  inch pieces. Cut on an […]

Valentine’s Breakfast – Heart Toast

Valentines Day Heart Toast

Here’s a cute Valentine’s morning breakfast surprise for your loved one. My Husband said “Wow, this is really cheesy”, but he also happily ate it! Ingredients: bread of your choice (2 slices), butter (we like Kerrygold), red jam Directions: toast bread on a high setting. Cut heart shape with a sharp kitchen scissor (see first photo above). Discard bread trimming. Butter one heart and use jam for the other. Serve with tea or coffee, that’s it!  

Surfside Bagels has your game day food!


Our favorite bagel shop in Rockaway, Surfside has some great Super Bowl menu specials – all are listed below. Order early and enjoy! Super Bowl XLVIII Menu: Three Foot Party Hero $50.00 Six Foot Party Hero $100.00 Homemade Shepherds Pie $50.00 Wings (Buffalo, BBQ or Honey BBQ) $45.00 Mozzarella Sticks $45.00 Philly Cheesesteak Sliders $45.00 KICK-OFF PACKAGE $75 Three Foot Party Hero Half Tray of Wings (Buffalo, BBQ or Honey BBQ) PARTY PACKAGE $150 Three Foot Party HeroWings (Buffalo, BBQ or Honey BBQ) Mozzarella Sticks Philly Cheesesteak Sliders Bag of Tortilla Chips Homemade […]

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Church Sunday 01.26.14

St. Philip Neri

Philip Romolo Neri (Italian: Filippo Neri), CO, (21 July 1515 – 25 May 1595), known as the Apostle of Rome, was an Italian priest noted for founding a society of secular clergy called the “Congregation of the Oratory“. In his footsteps: We often worry more about what others think that about what God thinks. Our fear of people laughing at us often stops us from trying new things or serving God. Do something today that you are afraid might make you look a little ridiculous. Then reflect on how it […]

winter vortex recipes (that will make you happier)


There’s food that you just start craving when the weather is vortexing. I turn to soup, hearty meats, red wine and a touch of whiskey here and there. Possible explanations for these cravings… We are less active and less social in the winter, which could increase anxiety and depression and lead to stress eating and overconsumption. (I’m guilty of all mentioned here) Comfort foods are generally sweet, fatty and calorie-dense, which may help temporarily improve mood and alleviate anxiety or stress. In other words, many people may be self-medicating with […]

3 cheese spinach artichoke dip

spinach artichoke dip

It’s a hit! I’ve been experimenting with dips the past few weeks, in particular a spinach-artichoke. This rendition includes an extra sharp provolone which gives it the “punch” I was looking for. I like using BelGioioso, it’s a quality cheese and it’s reasonably priced  (9 oz. for $6). If you have a food processor this recipe is a quickie (I’ve been obsessed with mine lately). The garlic, onion, tomato and artichokes can be chopped all at once! Add the mixture prepared in the food processor to the spinach, cheese, mayo and […]

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