Straight from the Farm

Where I work is a CSA pick-up location for a farm in Riverhead and every week the produce and flowers for the week are dropped off. In order to get to my desk, I have to pass by where they store everything so I always love to take a peek and see what people are…

Just Peep It

I may not celebrate Easter, but there is one Easter tradition I love, The Washington Post’s Peeps Diorama Contest. Unfortunately, last year which was the tenth anniversary of the contest, was also the last where participants were asked to create a scene from current events, history and pop culture with one catch, all the characters in the…

Peeps is the Word

One of my favorite spring related things is The Washington Post’s Peeps Diorama Contest. Now in it’s 10th year, the contest asks you to create a scene from current events, history, pop culture or anything else but all the characters in the scene need to be played by Peeps. The winner and semifinalists will be announced on…

Latkes, latkes, latkes

Happy  Chanukah! It may be coming to an end, but to me nothing says Chanukah like potato latkes also known as potato pancakes. Since I have mastered matzo ball soup, I figured it was time to move on to trying my hand at another Jewish dish and since I like to eat potato latkes, why…

Autumn in the park

This past weekend when my friend and I were in the East Village in New York City we came across a farmer’s market at Tompkins Square Park. With autumn upon us there were so many pumpkins, gourds and different varieties of squash on display to be purchased. Since I love all things pumpkin, I couldn’t…

Things to Do: Butter Lane’s Cupcake 101 Class

My friend and I have a tradition where we spend a day in New York City around our birthday to celebrate. We’ve seen many Broadway and Off Broadway shows, discovered our favorite Mexican restaurant — Dos Caminos in the Meatpacking District — on these excursions, find ourselves usually always ending up at the Chelsea Market…