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Catching up Spring to Summer

Spring IMG_0031It’s technically still spring, so I spent most of yesterday cleaning out my closet. Storage is always a problem in my apartment, so I’m pretty good at throwing things away a little at a time – or so I thought. I was putting something away, looked up at a stack of t-shirts, and realized I could easily give half of them away – then one stack led to another. A few months ago, my friend sent me an article from organizational consultant, Marie Kondo. Read more

Catching Up in Winter

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It has been a long time since I’ve written one of these catch up posts. It’s probably only because we’re deep into the snow-globe months that I’m able to now.  Seeing the links I’ve flagged over the last few weeks, it’s clear that each one has been an escape from black and white (or blue) days: Read more

Catching Up in April and Springing Forward

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Now that it’s almost over,  I can admit that this winter has been hard.  It wasn’t the severity but the unpredictability that had me  – and almost everyone else I know – on edge.  Desperate for any lasting sign of spring, I wrote this short piece on getting through the final weeks for Devour.  Last week, in a fit of spring induced optimism, I brought an armful of herbs home from the farmer’s market.  I’ve never been great with plants, but seeing them lined up along the windowsill, I’m hopeful that these will be different. Read more

Catching Up in February

February has been bittersweet.  Back from an amazing research trip to Miami, I was looking forward to celebrating my birthday back home from home in New York when it was swallowed by Nemo.  Still I can’t complain and was beyond grateful that my friends were still willing to celebrate with me against all sense.  I was lucky not to have any damage, though it is a reminder that recovery is ongoing for my neighbors.  If you haven’t already seen it, Zac and Cat Overman have put together All Hands on Deck, an e-book to benefit Restore Red Hook.  From Baked to Cacao Prieto to the Ball Field’s El Olomega, it’s a great collection of recipes for a good cause and – as they’d say in Sweden – så Brooklyn. Read more

Catching Up to the New Year

Recently Updated5I find myself in this position every year -unable to move forward until I take a quick look back.  Though one post leads to another, I can’t say that a theme or pattern emerges now that I see my favorites lined up.  What I do see, are moments where I loved being in the kitchen, working out something new, and figuring out the best way to share it.  Can’t wait for more of the same in 2013.  Happy New Year! Read more

Catching Up in December

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How did it get so late so soon?  It’s night before it’s afternoon.  December is here before it’s June.  My goodness how the time has flewn.  How did it get so late so soon?
~ Dr Seuss

At first I thought this quote perfectly captured the short day anxiety I’ve been feeling this winter, but really, it sums up my whole year.  Case in point – this should have been my catching-up post for November.  Not that I’ve been wasting time.  This month, I was thrilled to be part of SAVEUR’s 2012 Cookie Advent Calendar.  It’s full of amazing recipes, and I loved flipping through the cabinets and looking under the lampshades for more suggestions.  If you prefer musical advent experience, the New York Magazine Les Miserable Advent Calendar is a second (albeit close) favorite.  Here’s a quick list of links that may tell you where the rest of my time has gone. Read more

Catching Up in October

October was a whirlwind even before there was a Frankenstorm on the way.  While we wait to wait it out, I thought it was a good time to catch-up for October.  To start, I was thrilled to be part of an article written by Rachel Swarns – In the Kitchen, Holding on to Heritage Before It Slips Awayfor the New York Times.  I’ve also been spending a lot of time at The Latin Kitchen – building up a virtual spice rack both sweet and savory.  To top it all, my sister Carmen (also my partner at La Filosofia) were included in a travel story for New York Magazine that metaphorically sent us to Norway. Read more

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