FOOD FOR FUN

CINNAMON THE SWEET WOOD

CINNAMON THE SWEET WOOD

ARTICLE IN KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE BY MARGARET MENDEL Today cinnamon is considered a common spice. But a long, long time ago the origin of cinnamon was a closely guarded secret and this spice was considered to be as valuable as gold or precious jewels. This spice was so important that the demand for...

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MAC AND CHEESE SMACKDOWN

MAC AND CHEESE SMACKDOWN

It was a beautiful Sunday, a bit cool, though the sky was a lovely clear, bright blue. It was a perfect day to head down to Greenwich Village and attend a Mac and Cheese Snackdown. When we arrived there was already a line waiting to get in. And it didn’t take long before a block long...

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CRANBERRIES — AN ARTICLE IN KINGS RIVER LIFE

CRANBERRIES — AN ARTICLE IN KINGS RIVER LIFE

TODAY I HAVE AN ARTICLE ABOUT CRANBERRIES IN KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE. ALSO INCLUDED IS MY FAVORITE RECIPE FOR CRANBERRY-NUT-COCONUT BREAD. CLICK HERE TO READ THE POST.

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AN ARTICLE ON KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE

AN ARTICLE ON KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE

Click onto KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE to read my latest article A SHORT HISTORY OF THE HOTDOG.

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NEW YORK 9TH AVE. STREET FAIR

NEW YORK 9TH AVE. STREET FAIR

I went to the 9th Ave. Street fair last Saturday. It was crowded and there was a bit of rain but never the less it was a fun way to bring in the early summer days of NYC. These silly guys seem to show up at every street fair that the city puts on....

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PASTRY OF BELEM AND JET LAG

PASTRY OF BELEM AND JET LAG

Our vacation is over, we’re back in NYC and I’m seriously jet lagged. I’ve heard that it takes one day for each hour time difference. So, I should be fine by the time I post this. But meanwhile, I wake up in the morning (which would really be the evening in Lisbon or Italy)...

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ANOTHER FUN FOOD ARTICLE IN KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE

ANOTHER FUN FOOD ARTICLE IN KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE

I INVITE YOU TO READ MY LATEST FUN FOOD ARTICLE IN KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE TITLED THE TALE OF THE MACAROON. HERE’S THE LINK: http://kingsriverlife.com/04/04/the-tale-of-the-macaroons/

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FEBRUARY IS THE LONGEST MONTH

FEBRUARY IS THE LONGEST MONTH

I don’t know about you, but when February finally rolls around, I’ve had it with winter, and this slim block of time feels like it is the longest of all the months. The cold winds are sharper. The snow freezes in surprising patches along the sidewalks glistening with trapped garbage reminding me of fossils...

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CREPES

CREPES

Today I have an article about the luscious CREPE on KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE. Also, I have a recipe for homemade vanilla made with Kentucky Bourbon. Please click here to read the article.

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TOMATOES

TOMATOES

A couple weeks ago we visited friends in Connecticut. When we arrived they had just returned home from a farmers market and had placed big ruby red tomatoes on a sunny window sill to ripen. We have a farmer’s market in our NYC neighborhood on Fridays and I try to get there a couple...

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