An Urban Affair: Out of the Shell. The Oyster Century Club @ The Urban Grape

September 7, 2014

I wish I could say “come join us” but this event sold out before I could even post about it! Will post photos soon. For now, you can follow along using the #oyster100 hashtag on Twitter or FB or IG. Stop by The Urban Grape and ask what to pair with your next dozen oysters […]

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Aprons inspire – Kitchenwares, Chef Scelfo & Yours Truly in the Boston Globe

August 27, 2014

How excited was I when none other than @SchmattaHari herself asked me if I’d like to share my opinion on aprons? Pretty darned excited. First of all it’s Jill Radsken, smart, funny journalist and owner of the best twitter handle ever. Second, “share my opinion” are probably my three favorite words, maybe even as exciting […]

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What I’m Doing Instead of the Ice Bucket Challenge – Building Access to Water for Women of the Sahel

August 20, 2014

If you’re doing or thinking of doing the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, or if you’ve already done it. I appreciate your enthusiastic support of efforts to end that terrible disease. I have been asked a number of times why I haven’t done the ice bucket challenge. This is why. I had the life-changing experience (thank […]

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CIS Chix, A Step in the Right Direction, Towards Dinner. My Chat with National Geographic’s The Plate

August 19, 2014

I was delighted to speak with Charlotte McGuinn Freeman and Maryn McKenna of National Geographic column, The Plate. Bring Back Home Economics: Three Food Writers on Teaching People to Cook – The Plate: Maryn McKenna. The three of us were inspired by the success of Leanne Brown’s Good and Cheap, a cookbook designed to address the […]

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The Wrong Kind of Surprise – Epi-Pen? Check. Clear tote? Check? Potential Disaster? Check.

August 11, 2014

I was packing for my quick trip to Maryland, having been invited to a pre-season Redskins-Patriots game by my brother. Thanks Mike! It was great fun and my first time Tailgating. My first time – I wasn’t enjoying it at all. Mike knows more about the game than most people, and also about the cheerleaders. […]

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My eye on the sparrows

August 6, 2014

I’m not a religious person but that old song about ‘his eye on the sparrow’ came to me watching these delightful birds this morning. In the original (and the Barretta theme song version) I think the tune is meant to encourage us to leave our cares behind because Jesus is watching over us, keeping his […]

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GGF Salad :: Grains + Greens + Fruit = Wonderful

August 4, 2014

This salad is a fantastic summer meal in itself, a great bring-with dish, and a side for barbecue. To make a quick version, use freekeh (cooks in 20 minutes!) or quinoa or barley. Barley and freekeh are quicker cooking grains, you could also use quinoa (not true grain) or bulgur (wheat) if you like a […]

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Could You Eat Well on $4 a Day? A Cookbook to Help Food Stamp Recipients Cook Cheaply Becomes a Massive Viral Hit

August 1, 2014

Four dollars a day. What could you do with four dollars a day that would feed your family? You might be surprised.   Maryn McKenna brings us this fantastic story of an upcoming cookbook (available now on PDF) that aims to fill in a critical gap between food assistance and eating well on a budget, […]

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Coconut Chai Panna Cotta

July 29, 2014

This is an easy recipe that comes together in minutes. I was inspired by two beautiful mangos, sitting on a platter in my kitchen. I also drew inspiration from Josh Lewin’s list of indispensible Indian ingredients. A nice prelude to his upcoming Bread & Salt dinner, you should go if you haven’t dined with Josh and […]

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Save the Date! September 9!

July 24, 2014

I got 99 reasons why you should save this date….9/9 get it? Can’t wait to get my hands on this. Wonder what would go well with oysters? We’ll have some excellent news in this regard very shortly. Stay tuned, bookmark this site and save September 9. In the meantime, allow me to whet your whistle.. […]

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