Rosemary-orange gin & tonic

My best cocktail creations tend to spring up by accident as a result of leftover ingredients from cooking recipes. Lately, I’ve been into jazzing up gin & tonics. It’s pretty easy to ad lib as long as you keep things simple, picking a flavor or two that will complement the botanicals that gin already brings to the table….

Sparkling grapefruit cocktails

This has been one of the hottest summers I can remember for a while – or else I just have selective memory. All I know is that my walk home from work has become of feat of strength worthy of an award. If commuting during an NYC summer was an Olympic event, I’d be a…

Negronis with a side of pasta

When I heard there was a restaurant serving negronis on tap I got there as fast as I could. The fact that Dante is owned by Australians* and serves up gorgeous bowls of pasta is merely a cherry on the sundae of a truly fantastic dining experience. And they don’t  just serve negronis – they really commit…

Little Beet Table (healthy but good)

I, like most people, have always wanted a surprise birthday party. Unfortunately, I also happen to be a big micromanager and the two don’t really go hand-in-hand. It’s pretty hard for someone to plan a party for you when you’re simultaneously coordinating every detail. But recently I got to plan a surprise birthday dinner for my…

Rosé slushies

It’s past 5 on a Friday which can only mean one thing… …I’m sitting at home blogging. Whaaaat? I know. I’m just that committed. But last Friday evening I was deeply committed to preparations for my book club – you know, the one where we eat delicious things and drink copious amounts of wine and forget…

My favorite cocktail (and some Chelsea recommendations)

The older I get, the fewer drinks I like It’s not a “bad experience on vacation that one time” kind of thing – I think I’m just getting pickier. These days I pretty much only drink gin or wine (red October-February, rosé the rest of the year). That said, I’m a sucker for a fancy cocktail and…

Cheers, govnah

Big news in my life: I’m headed to London tonight to visit my sister and I couldn’t be more excited. Partly because I get a week away from the office, but mostly to see her. Oh, and also because London is great. New York has my heart but like any sane person I enjoy getting…

Things I’ve cooked in 2016 so far

My 2016 New Year’s resolution was to start a cooking blog. Since you’re reading this right now, it means I actually fulfilled a resolution for once!* And really, isn’t cooking for the internet a much more enjoyable undertaking than say, working out three times a week or taking on a clean eating regimen? At the very least it’s…