Every Spring, Wild Leeks, also called Ramps are available at farmers markets along the east coast. Pick up a few bunches.
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Ramp Seed Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil is great. It has a sharpness and onion, garlic flavor that is perfect on chicken.
It’s possible to live in fast paced New York City but still have a taste of the slow life. Two ways to do this are gardening and baking. Both require time and patience but the rewards are worth the effort.
Making sourdough bread in my apartment has become a weekly Sunday activity. I currently have a 2 year old wild yeast starter and a recipe I am comfortable using.
One Sunday I wanted to slightly change the game plan and make french toast using my sourdough. But what sounded even better was a cinnamon raisin sourdough that I would then turn into french toast. Sounded like a winner…..and it was.
Every Monday evening, Lenox Coffee turns into the best open mic night in Harlem. The kick-off starts at 7:30 and ends when the locals feel like going home (sometimes past 11pm.)
In one word; absolutely! While New York City summers can be hot, humid and smelly (I am really selling you on this right now) there is a range of activities and you have the opportunity to take advantage of the long days to explore so many new neighborhoods.
The Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic is an annual bike race in the historic Mount Morris district in Harlem. The race occurs every Father’s day in June and has been going on for 46 years!
A few neighborhoods I like to visit are the South Bronx, Astoria in Queens, Brooklyn Heights and Financial District in Manhattan. I am always up for a quick ride on the Staten Island Ferry as well.
Stunning seaside towns, incredible food and an all around relaxed atmosphere are just a few reasons to get your travel plans together for a trip to the Puglia region in southern Italy.
Justify. Justify. Justify. The winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes for the coveted and rarest of sports achievements; the triple crown.