Interesting Grilling

One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to head out to the yard (yes, I have one … in the city!) and fire up the grill. I’m lucky that our building has one, and not just…

On cookouts

By Jon Sullivan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. URL: By Jon Sullivan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I recently hosted my first big cookout (20 people is big by my current standards).  If you’re considering hosting your own — and you should — and wonder what it’s like, here’s how I got through it.

Cold-brewed tea

Summer and cold drinks go together.  This year I got into cold-brewing tea.  It’s easy to do, the main ingredient being a tiny bit of forethought.  If you have a nalgene cold-brewing is especially worth doing because you can brew…

Happy Hump Day!

Who said you can’t play with your food! Just a cute picture to get your day started from our friends at Brooklyn Fare Kitchen & Market. Also visit them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-Fare-Kitchen-Market/105845076110802

200 Calorie Portraits


I love art, especially when it can teach us something. I also love food. Due to some recent complications and also in an effort to try to be healthier, I’ve had to be much more conscious about what and how…

Stray thoughts

A few, in no particular order: It may be impossible to over-recommend irrigation systems. I’m already looking forward to next spring’s peas and next summer’s tomatoes. I’ll still be a novice gardener after the year is through. I wish I’d…