Author Archive

posted by on Baking, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Cookies

1 comment

In the age of e-cards, text messages and Twitter, how often do we get something personal from a friend? Over the last year, I started mailing my friends baked goods on their birthdays, only later realizing that it’s just not the kind of thing our generation does much. Believe me, “things” are great, but I’ve [...]

posted by on Bread, Le Pain Quotidien, Sandwiches, Soup, Vegging Out

1 comment

{Avocado tartine topped with chick peas, tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts} I’ve had some hits and some misses at Le Pain Quotidien, but on a recent cold winter night, it was a hit all the way. I’m a huge fan of LPQ’s seasonality, and much like their summertime tofu and pineapple tartin, I loved the avocado [...]

posted by on Comfort Food, Dinner, Eggs, Quiche, Sides, Vegetarian, Vegging In

No comments

After a totally disastrous preparation for my high school French class years ago, I’ve stayed away from quiche for quite some time. We had a soggy, runny cake. But you may remember that not too long ago my friend Shyema and I made this decadent quiche, and I became a total convert. That version was [...]

posted by on Breakfast, Brunch, Eggs, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegging Out

1 comment

I used to be the kind of person who’d wait 1.5 hours for brunch in the city, but as time goes on, my patience is waning and I.want.it.now! So when the brunch line at Clinton Street Baking Company was 2 hours (!) Thanksgiving weekend, my boyfriend and I instead went to Balaboosta, whose Mediterranean brunch [...]

posted by on Dessert, Gingerbread, Holidays

No comments

I always felt like the holidays of my childhood were missing a little something having never made a gingerbread house. Sure we had the tree and presents and the lights on the house, but with me and my sweet tooth, how could I have never made a gingerbread house? It’s right up there with sugar [...]

posted by on Breakfast, Cookware, Gifts, Holidays, Olive oil

No comments

1. Gumball bookends – Angelo & Lorenzo, 212-288-1920; $95 2. Bodum Bistro Juicer; $70 3. Jonathan Adler Fondue Set; $98 4. Le Petit Dej’ Breakfast Tray; $92 5. Nostalgia Retro Hit Air Popper; $100 6. Manni White Truffle Extra Virgin Oil; $89.50 7. All-in-One Cook Prep Set; $54.50