Randoms – February, 2019

I have absolutely zero feelings regarding whether the roll of toilet paper is supposed to be installed over or under. However, double parked vehicles blocking available legal parking will probably be my trigger if I should ever totally lose my sh*t. I’m at a stage in the aging process where I believe liberally applied moisturizer … Continue reading Randoms – February, 2019

Getting schooled at Cafe Capriccio

I’ve been a devotee of Grand Street’s Café Capriccio for so very long that if I had a sip of Chianti to match each wonderful memory I’m lucky enough to have created there...well, I’d be pretty damn drunk. I’ve experienced just about every type of event imaginable in this incredibly cozy space - romantic date, … Continue reading Getting schooled at Cafe Capriccio

A Saratoga Trifecta – Track, Farmers Hardware & Violet’s

Going to the track has never been my thing. Gambling doesn't appeal to me, I don't like big crowds and I'm really distressed by the number of horses which have died this season. It's all just too much. But, I do enjoy early mornings in Saratoga. There's a simple beauty to the horses trotting around … Continue reading A Saratoga Trifecta – Track, Farmers Hardware & Violet’s

Who are you?

Yeah, you. My reader. It's been more than 7 years, 2 domains and a divorce since DelSo was born. Over the years I've shared a lot of my life and self here, in print. You, as a reader, have come to know me on some level from my words. What makes you return here (assuming … Continue reading Who are you?

The New York Times: all the recipes fit to cook

One of the things I really miss about my life pre-restaurant ownership (in addition to loved ones, fretless sleep and true downtime) is cooking. Remember the days when I would have recipes and pictures posted here of yummy food made in my very own kitchen? These days, I’m lucky if I cook an evening meal … Continue reading The New York Times: all the recipes fit to cook

The pasta that made Matt Baumgartner a dad

Summer at my house is a very different beast this year. A big part of it, of course, is Lark + Lily and the related demands of owning a business. But, there's more. My two teenaged sons, perhaps in an attempt to make up for lost time, are each working two jobs. With our combined … Continue reading The pasta that made Matt Baumgartner a dad

If I had two more hours in a day…

My house would be cleaner. Right now a twice weekly vacuuming, paired with a weekly bathroom cleaning and a more sporadic schedule of dusting, is the best I can do. I would bake my own bread - sans high fructose corn syrup and other bogus ingredients. The thank you cards and other correspondence I would … Continue reading If I had two more hours in a day…