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Tastemaker: Wisdom and Friendship Packaged in an Airbnb Rental

As life changes and evolves, so does our traveling style. Or, should I say our travel accommodations. We have a baby girl, Sunny Bea, who is almost two years old which in itself is crazy how times flies. But since then, we have been renting homes vs. staying in hotels on our getaways. Initially, the mind-set was to have more space, to create a balance of cooking and eating out, and enjoy the comforts and informality of renting a home vs. booking... Read More

Bourne Explorer Day Trips: South Williamsburg

We all know Williamsburg has been on the up-and-up for 10+ years now, and while there’s something new to experience nearly every day in that section of Brooklyn, it’s more likely to be a Starbucks or an J. Crew than an off-the-path boutique or cool noodle bar. That’s why I have been exploring in South Williamsburg when I’m looking for that authentic outer borough spirit I came to love when I moved out of Manhattan years ago. I... Read More

Curried Egg Salad on a Baguette with Pickled onions and Arugula

*This week I’m bringing one of my favorite recipes out of the archive since it seems so appropriate for this beautiful weather! These sandwiches pack well and will be a great lineup to your Spring picnic set-up.*   Picnics are one of my favorite parts of spring and summer, and an excellent way to get together with friends to enjoy great food, conversation, and nature. Even if your idea of nature is a walk through Central Park, this easy... Read More

Baja Cool

Baja Cool — worth the wait. Four years ago I booked a room at this newly opened resort on the pacific coast of Baja. Of course, New York weather in December being what it is, our flight was cancelled, and I sadly had to e-mail Rancho Pescadero and say that I would not be coming…this season.   In the fall of 2014 I re-booked my room, determined to make it to this quiet town south of Cabo.   Some places I have traveled to... Read More

Poached Eggs, and Radish Greens On Marbled Rye

  Entertaining and Eggs — the “E” words work so well together! Some people believe that serious entertaining only happens after the sun goes down. Not true. Summer is an ideal time to host leisurely Sunday brunches and casual picnics. With a little guidance,  you can have daytime get-togethers with some serious food. My kitchen sidekick, Devang – otherwise known as Pinky – and I have created a few egg dishes that... Read More