Soup Stock with Scraps

Chicken broth with frozen vegetable scraps

A while back I read a tip somewhere– I wish I could remember where– to save all veggie scraps in the freezer to make stock. The idea is pretty simple– all those stems, outer layers of onion, etc. that you don’t end up using add a really nice flavor to store-bought stock. I ended up… Continue reading Soup Stock with Scraps

HOME: West Elm Mobile Chandelier

Oh, the hunt for light fixtures. They can change the entire look of a room. And, the desire to get it right has me browsing Pinterest daily. For the den, I finally went with the simple mobile chandelier from West Elm. WEST ELM Large Mobile Chandelier, Antique Brass $279

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MAKE: Basil Pesto

I planted a bunch of basil this summer because I looooooove pesto. A basic pesto just takes a few simple ingredients–basil, garlic, nuts and olive oil. I normally add parmesan cheese but this batch is for a vegan pal so no cheese. If you make this a few times it’s easy to adjust to your taste.… Continue reading MAKE: Basil Pesto

EAT: BLUE APRON (National)

No doubt you’ve heard of BLUE APRON. Founded in 2012, Blue Apron is probably the best known “ingredients delivered, prepared by you” services. In the four years since the New York-based startup starting delivering meals there has been an explosion of competitors–Plated, Marley Spoon and Hello Fresh, just to name a few. Two years ago, I jumped… Continue reading EAT: BLUE APRON (National)

EAT: Radiance Tea House & Books (New York, NY)

My business trips to New York always seem to dictate staying in Midtown. On my last trip, I discovered Radiance Tea House just a couple blocks away from the hotel. The lunch menu (PDF) includes variety of soups, salads, dumplings and combo meals (above). I appreciated the vast tea selection but had difficulty distinguishing between all… Continue reading EAT: Radiance Tea House & Books (New York, NY)

EAT: Dinky Donuts

Stumbled on Dinky Donuts at Edgefest. So yummy. Perfect size, perfect texture. Our cinammon sugar batch didn’t last long.

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Where’d I go?

Wow. I took a break that lasted longer than I planned. Sitting inside while it’s 10 degrees outside, reading the Rainbow Cone post from last July reminds me just how long it’s been. Well, here’s to 2014 and hoping I can get back on the (blogging) horse.

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