New St. Patrick’s Day parade rules

I couldn't be happier about the new rules announced this morning regarding Albany's St. Patrick's Day parade. In years past this event has been an absolute sh*t show and I haven't felt comfortable taking my kids there in many years. If you know me, you know I'm all about having fun and a couple of … Continue reading New St. Patrick’s Day parade rules

Feeling testy about NYS assessments

How much do you know the mandated state exams administered to elementary school students in New York State? What do you know about these tests and their significance? Have you heard about Assemblymember Jim Tedisco's bill proposal to allow parents to "opt out" of the required tests? If these three questions were on a test … Continue reading Feeling testy about NYS assessments

Shoulder season

If you're an outdoors exerciser, you'll probably agree that we've arrived at shoulder season - or, as I like to call it, ass season. As in, falling on your ass if you're not cautious because it's so damn icy. We're somewhere between skiing and running/cycling season and each day brings the question of which activity … Continue reading Shoulder season

Sunday supper – Carbonara with delicata squash

Things have been so busy lately that I've fallen a bit behind in my Bon Appetits. I finally took a few minutes this weekend to catch up on the most recent issues, and the timing couldn't have been better - there was a simple pasta recipe and, other than the pancetta, I had everything on … Continue reading Sunday supper – Carbonara with delicata squash