COOKING CLASS

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”CookingClass2010″] This week my friend and colleague Sarah Carey and I gave a charity cooking class to benefit The Center For Living at Mt. Sinai which focuses on healthy aging (or, as I like to call it–Youthing). Victor scored this auction item and invited his friends Addie, Robin and Cynthia to our test kitchens… View Article
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Sun is Setting, The Weather is Sweet

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”SunIsSettingTheWeatherIsSweet”] Change of plans. Brought home some fresh seafood from Lobster Place at Chelsea Market after the Save The Children event. I thought I’d grill everything but pooped out before the grill could get fired. Fish cook son wanted to cook everything anyway–his way. My contribution? The cocktails: Rum and Ginga. Ice, bitters,… View Article

MOregon

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”Moregon”] Portland Oregon and environs would be a great vacation spot for a anyone but especially a family. Within one hour-your reach the coast from Portland. Veer south and its the home of American Pinot Noir. Fort-five minutes east from the city and you’re on the Columbia river gorge with spectacular waterfalls &… View Article
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SUNSET SCOTCH AND HAMBURGER SALAD

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It’s kinda hard to describe how this scotch moment feels. 7:15 pm at weeks end and silence is golden. This improv salad randomly turned out awesome. Super charred, well seasoned (hefty salt and pepper) burger crumbled atop cool salad of lightly steamed broccoli, batons of raw carrots, shredded green onions, chopped romaine lettuce. Dress with… View Article
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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

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Practically the first thing I did when I got home Saturday night was make dinner. Headed for a basic tomato sauce with spaghetti, I ended up with Amatraciana (just red onion, bacon, hot pepper and tomatoes). The recipe is in http://www.amazon.com/Lucindas-Rustic-Italian-Kitchen-Lucinda/dp/0471793817. And, thanks to hubs excellent shopping which he did before heading out on a… View Article
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ST. LOUIS AND BOOK GIVEAWAY

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From Portland, Maine (above with my family–mom Rose in black) last Friday until now–getting to St. Louis from Minneapolis was the only nightmare travel experience of the whole week. A series of 5-minute-too late events meant a missed flight/mad turbulence once we did get airborne and a general anxt-ridden morning which began at 5:00 am…. View Article
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