Ride Your Bike to Coney Island Salad

The salad was inspired by one that I ate at Diner in Williamsburg one early afternoon while rather hung over.  It made me feel better.   I started making it a lot.  One morning, Silvi and I ate this salad for breakfast once and then rode our bike’s from Queens to Coney Island.  For those…

The Freight/ Tried and True Recipes for Large Harvest Gatherings

In August, I had the pleasure of cooking for a group of twenty or so artists at The Freight, an artist’s residency run by photographer, aerialist and puppeteer extraordinaire, Rachael Shane.  For the last six years, Rachael has invited artists to spend a week in a beautiful house built by her architect father and potter…

Bird Seed Cereal (Gluten-Free)

I’ve been eating this cereal everyday that I go to work, for about 2 years now.  My husband has two ancient pet doves, whom he has loved and cared for since before we were dating. He swears that this cereal is exactly the bird seed that he feeds Phoebe and Lula.  Well, if it’s kept…

Summertime Black Forest Cake (Gluten-Free)

I promised to post this a while back and then I got really busy.  A few years a go I made very rich gluten-free black forest trifles for my late winter birthday.  This Black Forest cake is different.  The cake is light and springy.  The cream is barely sweet.  The cherries are fresh.  I’ve made…

Roasted, Spiced Carrots with Tahini Lemon Sauce and Pistachios

In the winter, I am a dedicated eater of various roasted root vegetables served with various sauces (Aloo Chat Inspired Oven Fries and Oven Yam Fries with Miso Gravy).  This kind of food is easy, satisfying, warming, nourishing and delicious.  It’s the kind of food I need to eat after braving the cold weather.  I…