Month: June 2008

No counting calories with Swedish chocolate

                The Swedish chocolate bar I opened in celebration of hockey excitement kept my sweet tooth happy long after the Detroit Red Wings and Nicklas Lidstrom won the Stanley Cup.  But I’ve polished off the last morsel!  Any chocolate recommendations to keep the peace around this cookery?

Soup Kitchen

This cookery transforms into a soup kitchen this weekend with chilled fruit soup and gazpacho. I’ll be trying a recipe from a noted Hudson Valley culinary inspiration.  I watched this teacher prepare her gazpacho in under 20 minutes.  She really knows how to encourage home cooks.  It’s time to dust off the food processor. 

Sun tea time

It’s sunny and 95 outside my window. Conditions look ideal for sun-brewing a pitcher of Ceylon Chinese Green Tea.  How does pure and simple sound?   

Food from Farouk? Dining in the city at La Kabbr

When we dine in New York City, there are usually a few good reasons to make the hour’s drive from home. Last night, our parents sent us out to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I persuaded my husband to mark our occasion at La Kabbr, 683 9th Avenue.  Farouk, the owner and chef, delivers. For a Middle Eastern dinner laced …

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