More carbs, please

I don’t know what it is, but I can’t stop eating. Carbs are my thing and recently I have been going to town cooking, and eating, pasta. It’s a little too soon to be officially “carb loading” for either of the 1/2 marathons for which I’ve already registered, so I have no excuse other than … Continue reading More carbs, please

Little Pecks knows what you want

At a time of the year occupied with what one wants for Christmas, I’ve found myself twice in the past week in a position where it’s lunch time, but I’m lunchless without a clue as to what I want to eat. You know I’ve got some food issues and I’m kind of particular about what … Continue reading Little Pecks knows what you want

Lunch at Dancing Ewe Farm

Ever since I first heard from friends about Dancing Ewe Farm in Washington County, I’ve wanted to get there. I loved the romantic story about the owners meeting in Italy and coming together to create a life that includes family, sheep, cheese and authentic small production Italian products imported and sold from their barn and … Continue reading Lunch at Dancing Ewe Farm

Tortilla Flats aka as the place with a waiter who must have flatlined

We stopped in at a little joint Sunday afternoon down in the West Village, Tortilla Flats, hereafter referred to as the place with the worst service.  Ever. Our party of three arrived at what I think of as the "shoulder season" of dining hours, around 3:30 or so.  There was a distinct lack of greeting … Continue reading Tortilla Flats aka as the place with a waiter who must have flatlined

History in Hyde Park

A long delayed return to Hyde Park finally occurred last weekend as history buff, Liam and I spent the afternoon visiting the Hudson Valley.  The primary purpose of the trip was to see Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt's cottage retreat.  I wasn't aware of this lovely property prior to Liam and I touring the FDR mansion a … Continue reading History in Hyde Park

Done with Mother’s Day

Screw Hallmark - as far as I'm concerned, May 5th was my ideal Mother's Day. No matter what happens next Sunday, I will cherish the day I had, from the scandalously late start to the fortified-with-an-afternoon-nap late ending - perfect! Let me be a little more specific... Saturday night, I shot a SEEN gallery down … Continue reading Done with Mother’s Day

What makes a perfect snow day?

Yesterday was the first snow day my district has had this academic year - and it was well worth the wait.  I understand that we don't all have the luxury of a delayed start or the cancellation of our work day due to the weather and think you should know I am very appreciative of … Continue reading What makes a perfect snow day?