Articles posted in ‘Shopping’

Birth-Day Food

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

As a brand new mama of 12 days, please excuse if this is incoherent…
During the last few weeks of pregnancy, I started creating a list of all the things I wanted to eat as soon as Caya was born. There’s a lot of my favorite foods in the “Do-Not-Eat” for pregnant mamas list so it’s [...]

Ramps, Prosciutto, and Cave Aged Gruyere

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Finally! We moved, but it’s not all smooth sailing yet. We’re living out of boxes and we don’t have a kitchen yet. While our perfect kitchen is being built (which we will be talking about soon), I’m going to have to get crafty. I do have many plug-in appliances (rice cooker, toaster oven, panini press, [...]

Holton Farms, a New and Improved CSA + Discount!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lon and I love the concept of a CSA, community supported agriculture. I want to have a relationship with my farmer, where I show loyalty to them and they take special care to ensure that I get fresh and delicious food. But, call me a control freak, I’ve never been able to get over the [...]

Jeffrey’s Meat Market: Pig Butchery

Monday, February 8, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I got an e-mail asking if I’d like to go to a butchering class. Really? Of course I would! And more importantly, I could pass this off as a Valentine’s Day present for Lon. Lon loves butchery!
It get’s better.
Jeffrey’s Meat Market 120 Essex Street, New York, [...]

New Amsterdam Market

Monday, October 26, 2009

I have been anticipating this month’s New Amsterdam Market, a temporary monthly market, held where the old Fulton Fish market was. The stands focus on local farms or purveyors that source from local farms, with a special focus on meats this time. I knew there were several vendors from Brooklyn, NJ, or upstate NY, places [...]

Salumeria Rossi

Monday, September 28, 2009

Salumeria Rossi 283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023 is a restaurant and meat counter. The dinner we had there was forgettable, and already forgotten, but the salty meats is where they shine. It’s cheaper to take it to-go anyway and that is what you should definitely do. Select three or more [...]

Kefalograviera & Saganaki

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kefalograviera is a hard sheep’s milk cheese from Greece, not as hard as Parmigiano-Reggiano, and a tad drier than most cheddars. It’s a salty snackable cheese, perfect with crackers or fruit, and just as addictive eaten alone. It’s right in that very middle of strong enough to stand out but mild enough for any beginner, [...]

Ground Husk Cherry Tomatoes

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Don’t worry, I’m still going to post my review on The French Laundry, but I discovered these Ground Husk Cherry Tomatoes on Monday, right after getting back from California, and I just can’t wait to post this anymore. These are the best things since sliced bread, the coolest farmer’s market discovery, the bomb diggity!

More Little Saigon

Monday, September 7, 2009

Don’t miss the beginning of this story at Quan Hy, click here.
After a very satisfying lunch at Quan Hy, we went to the market in the same plaza. It was like a Vietnamese Costco, with huge containers of sauces, spring roll wrappers, and food service containers. We spotted six different types of bananas.  Does anyone [...]

Dancing Ewe Farm

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I spotted a new stand in the Union Square Market on Friday (they only come to Union Sqaure on Fridays), a simple layout featuring Ricotta on one side and Pecorino Fresco and Caciotta on the other. Luisa was standing in the center, by a sign that read Dancing Ewe Farm, giving out samples. With just [...]

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