7 results for month: 07/2015


Old Friends & Arepas

For the past two weekends I have had the true pleasure of spending time with people Iíve known for well over twenty years. Being in the presence of someone who more or less knows your entire history can be a strange and comforting thing, especially for those of us who have landed in towns far from where we grew up. Thankfully, NYC is a place most folks don't need a ton of convincing to come visit and so while I do get mighty homesick from time to time, it's never too long before I have a familiar face flying in to stay with my wife and I for the weekend. It can't come as much of a surprise to find out that one of my most favorite things to do with ...

Oxtail Arepas with Guasacaca Sauce

Introducing Oxtail Arepas with Guasacaca Sauce: the slow-cooked sensation you never knew you needed in your life. Sure, there are a bunch of strange and exotic-sounding...

“White Sangria” Margaritas

Is there anything more refreshing and satisfying in the summer than a pitcher of margaritas or sangria? Here's a hint: no, no there is not. But wait, what if you combined...

Checking the Pulse: Perspective and a Peptalk

We humans are a special bunch. Weíve got big olí brains stuffed into our big olí heads that are capable of doing big olí things. As I was driving through the Catskill Mountains this past weekend, I was in constant admiration of the impressive roadways and bridges we built onto the sides of mountains and across serious stretches of water. As new and innovative technologies and breakthroughs emerge at a rapid pace each year, there is seemingly nothing we canít dream up and eventually create. To try to comprehend all of the changes that have occurred even during my short lifetime is mind-boggling, much less what we might expect to see in the next 30 ...

Shrimp Rolls

If you are a fan of lobster rolls, you will love these Shrimp Rolls - and so will your wallet! Capture the flavor of these magical and mystifying made-for-summer sandwiches...

Financial Anxiety, Simmer Down

For this weekís blog post, I was flirting with the idea of phoning in an article and maybe writing a bit about hangover cures for the weary partier left to nurse their wounds after a night of rowdy revelry in celebration of our nationís independence. After all, many of my July 5thís in recent years have been dominated by increasingly severe hangovers (this getting older thing is a real drag) and so Iíve accrued some fairly useful information to share on the subject. Aspiring to ease the pain of the wounded, regardless of how self-inflicted the pain may be, is at its root a good and worthy endeavor. Certainly, there were plenty of us who could have ...

Patriot Pops

It's hot out, you say. It's July 4th this weekend, you say. Well then, friends, I say that it is a perfect time for some festive homemade popsicles! Celebrate the Independence...