Category: New York

Travel: New York Renaissance Faire 2015

The New York Renaissance Faire is a magical escape

Yesterday, I made a snap decision at 11AM that we should attend the New York Renaissance Faire. Normally, I’d plan this sort of thing ahead, but the weather was beautiful, we hadn’t gone in a couple of years, and it had been in the back of my mind for a couple of weeks now, anyway, …

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Level Up Your Dip: Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips

Sabra's Greek Yogurt Dips are a healthier alternative for your parties! All the great taste without the guilt!

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I’m that kid that isn’t satisfied with just seeing what’s before me–I want to know the how and why. I want to know what makes it …

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Slow Down Saturday: Graffiti

Graffiti - Poet in the Pantry

New York offers an abundance of street art viewing opportunities. Some of my favorites can be found down on East Houston Street around 1st-3rd Avenues (where there are amazing elaborate works of art as you walk down the street). But I didn’t have time to dwell in that area on my latest trip. Instead, I …

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Slow Down Saturday: Central Park

street performers in Central Park, New York - Poet in the Pantry

It’s been a really long time since I’ve written a Slow Down Saturday post, but I’ve realized that this is becoming more of my life these days–stealing snippets of time to just live in the moment and enjoy all there is to see. Some stop to smell the roses… I stop to watch the people. …

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Random House Open House Spring 2014

me and Ruth Reichl

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You may have guessed it already, but I’m a book lover. Before kids, I would stay up all night reading, so engrossed that even sleep couldn’t come between me and the next …

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Jones Dairy Farm Event at the CIA: Day 2

knife skills class

Disclosure: Jones Dairy Farm sponsored this event. No other compensation was received for this post. All opinions and photos remain my own.

Saturday morning we re-convened with our hosts at The Culinary Institute of America for our day of learning and good eats. Breakfast was served from the Jones Dairy Farm kitchen in Farquharson Hall, …

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Jones Dairy Farm Event at the CIA: Day 1

Beekman Arms Inn

Disclosure: Jones Dairy Farm sponsored this event. No other compensation was received for this post. All opinions and photos remain my own.

I don’t like bridges. I never have; I never will. I don’t think people should be suspended precariously high above water, just waiting to drop to their deaths. And I hate driving on …

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Travel: The Kitchen Tour of A Lifetime

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the recipes you find flipping through magazines or browsing your favorite websites? How do they think of them? Where do they prepare them? How does this all come together? On Wednesday, a baker’s dozen of bloggers and I were given the chance to find out!

Anna Curran …

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Travel: New York, Part 2

Central Park

On Friday, April 22nd, the kids and I returned to New York City. Clearly, I am a glutton for punishment. Not only did I have my two in tow, who are nearly 6 and 4 years old, but a friend came along with her 9- and 4-year-olds. What were we thinking? Luckily, this was not …

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Travel: NYC Bakery Tour 2011

Crumbs Bake Shop Coconut and White Chocolate cupcakes

Continuing on… So, with the cookies from CookieBar safely tucked into my son’s backpack (minus two)–between the snow boots he snuck into the pack without my prior knowledge–we headed West in search of other culinary delights. In particular, more dessert.

Even though the grid is fairly easy to follow in midtown with the numeric streets …

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