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No Horsing Around – It’s The Weekend!

After a week that felt more like winter, it’s time to get out there and do something! There’s a little horse race you might have heard about at Belmont Park, music on Governors Island and art in Bushwick. After American Pharoah (yes it’s spelled that way) won the Preakness last month, I planned on going…

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Spicing Up Your Ramps

For the food-obsessed and locavore crazed, spring means ramps, dandelion greens, wild chives, fiddlehead ferns, and eventually peas and morel mushrooms.  Because ramps, which have a short growing season, appear first, the hype around how to use this wild onion has reached insane proportions.  Ramps were in such demand that they cost as much as…

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Oktoberfest, Of Course!

Despite its name, this holiday — turned universal excuse to drown one’s self in giant glasses of golden beer — is actually celebrated in September.  That’s why I’ve chosen it for this month’s travel post. The fest begins when the mayor of Munich (aka the bürgermeister) taps the first keg at noon, which takes place this…

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Eggplant Two Ways

Instead of zucchini coming out of my ears, this summer’s weekly veggie share has brought me an over-abundance of aubergines.  Purple, white, yellow, green and multi-colored!  A virtual rainbow of eggplants in all shapes and sizes. But what to do with them all.  Frying was an obvious choice, especially with the very ripe Heirloom and…