Last Minute Holiday Gifts

It is about less than a week before Christmas and the bustle and craziness of the holiday shopping has not slowed down. Some of you may have already finished shopping for your holiday gifts, some may be still searching for the perfect gift or not even started yet. Well if you are still strapped for […]

Light as Air Belgian Meringues

Walking in the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Saturday I came across Ô Merveilleux, a Belgian patisserie serving up a new exciting dessert. The merveilleux is a Belgian meringue that is very popular in Belgium. The Belgian meringue is in many ways similar, but different to the French meringue that most of us know […]

Fall into Autumn: Apple and Pumpkin Picking

  Apples, Pumpkins and Gourds from Hank’s Pumpkintown The leaves are changing colors and that only could mean that autumn is here. The current fruit to pick in season are apples. Picking apples every fall became a tradition in my mother and father made for our family. We always head up to upstate New York […]

Got Garlic? : Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

Gathering garlic lovers all around is the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival in Saugerties, NY. Here you can grab the many different varieties of garlic from the local farmers. Each variety ranges from heat level and after taste when eaten raw. Some of the types of garlic you can choose from are purple stripe, porcelain, rocambole, […]

Have You Bitten into a Bantam?

Living in New York there is nothing as good as a true New York bagel. Bantam Bagels in the West Village has taken the popular breakfast meal and put it into a delicious bite-sized form. Bantam opened up their storefront last Sunday offering what they describe as their “fresh filled, artisanal morsels of bagel goodness.” […]

Just Peachy and Sweet in July: Peach and Blueberry Picking in Long Island

The last couple of weeks have been quite hot and sticky due to a heat wave that has passed through the northeast. However do not let the weather put a damper on your fun. This month brings new fruit ready to pick for the season. On Long Island the current buzz are pick-your-own peaches, blueberries, […]