edibles

Sluurpp!

Homemade smoothies can be a quick and healthy snack for kids, but take that term as a controlled experience, not an invitation to a calorie and sugar fest. In my house, some frozen fruit, 100% juice, an 8 ounce glass and a straw go a long way. Use fresh fruit, but frozen fruit is just […]

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images, photography

Three Little Birds

In New York City, sometimes you can hear the birds chirping away and fluttering about, especially in the morning or as you walk down a quite street. With the exception of the pigeons who most likely are walking alongside us with attitude. Gotta respect that. Evolution by way of city life. I try to capture […]

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edibles, interviews

Cheesy Dreams–Wendy Makes Mozzarella

Cheese is a dreamy proposition. It is delicious and with so many varieties you can get salty, nutty, aged, soft, hard, sharp, mild, creamy goodness. It makes a piece of bread sing and took cake to another level. Sadly, I am allergic to cheese. I don’t break out in hives, my throat does not close […]

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edibles

Saturday Morning Home Fries

Every Saturday I cook breakfast for the family and without fail it has to be eggs, papas (that’s potatoes in Spanish) and bacon. I usually bake some hash brown patties and call it day, however lately I have been into making home fries. It is really a simple execution. Use a good quality hard anodized […]

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advice

Love Permission Slip?

Dear Micmatbec, “I had my first heartbreak in my mid-thirties and seem to have become jaded. I don’t feel like I want or need to be in another relationship or date for that matter, but my friends are concerned that it’s been too long (it will be 5 years in June).” Sincerely, In No Rush

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edibles

Ajo-Best Supporting Flavor

The best time I have in the kitchen is when I am getting all my bases started, the prep time as you call it. Slicing peppers and onions, prepping the spices, peeling the veggies, all that believe it or not actually feels very serene to me. More than anything though I love peeling and chopping […]

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Quote

When people drive you crazy, pull out your imaginary bulletin board, pick them up, place them over the farthest side of that board and stick a pin in them. Pin should go directly over the mouth.

Now walk away.