Within the past few days, I’ve cleaned out my local grocer of their supply of blood oranges. I can’t get enough of them. Wasn’t planning on doing anything in particular with them, save for enjoying them. Not everything needs to be blogged about, right? Well, that was a short-lived notion. When I sliced open the … Continue Reading

I splurged on an assortment of mushrooms. Some people like clothes or shoes or art, etc. My weaknesses, without a doubt, are food and kitchen-related stuff/ingredients. I have a small growing collection of pottery, wood cutting boards, spices, cookbooks… So, when I walked past a beautiful assortment of mushrooms the other day, I admired them … Continue Reading

November, the time of year when we begin to desire comforting dishes to keep our bodies warm. Well, perhaps not this week given that NYC enjoyed a handful of days with temps in the 70s.  No complaints here. I’m not ready for boots and hats and scarves and snow… Nonetheless, the inevitable changing of the … Continue Reading

  I’m not a trendsetter (am not up-to-date on the latest music; am happiest in shorts, a t-shirt, and flip-flops; could care less about what’s “hip” or “in”; and am very content doing my own thing).  And even though I slightly oppose the idea of food trends (what’s old, is new), I’m throwing out a … Continue Reading

Are you acquainted with freekeh (pronounced free-kah)?   Freekeh is an old grain.  Really, really old.  We’re talking ancient Egypt. A quick but interesting freekeh history: ‘The story goes that in 2300 B.C., a nation in the Eastern Mediterranean was anticipating an attack on their city. Worried about losing their crops and starving, they picked the … Continue Reading