Tag: winter

The Season’s First Chili!

The Season’s First Chili!

Sure, it’s freezing outside. Mounds of snow complicate walking and driving and dressing. ….But it’s chili time!   What I love about chili is how you can throw the kitchen sink in… then throw the kitchen sink on top of it.  It is a vehicle for […]

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: <b>Cardinals in the Snow</b>

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: Cardinals in the Snow

I am enchanted by chubby male cardinals in the winter.  I can photo-stalk them for hours. Though my camera insists on trying to focus on the falling snowflakes, I got a few good shots. 

Let’s Talk About Socks …Warm, Vegan Socks

Let’s Talk About Socks …Warm, Vegan Socks

For many years it was difficult to find warm socks that did not contain wool.  But thanks to modern science and technology, that is no longer the case.  Mostly with the demand of socks staying not just warm but also dry, winter sports outfitters have […]

Seasons Change

Seasons Change

Beautiful snow striations. Winter’s last word. Dumpling peaks. Blackstrap yolk. Who dun it? M.O.B.‘s California burger in Brooklyn. Carrot poker chips.

Pink / Red and Pretty [Breaking in a Canon G9X]

Pink / Red and Pretty [Breaking in a Canon G9X]

The Canon G9X reminds me of my grandfather’s old camera, especially in this nifty case. It’s a great camera, but there’s no viewfinder… which kind of kills the whole nostalgic feel of it.  But it sure takes a pretty picture. Another go at the Sprinkles […]

My Frosty Valentine

My Frosty Valentine

With record cold this Valentine’s morning, the windows were intricately frosted by Mother Nature. The Atlantic ocean in the winter from the Robert Moses Causeway. Orchids are beautiful–and other such understatements. You are my Everything. A batch of Brooklyn’s Dunwell‘s. At like 1030 on Sunday, they […]

::February Photo Purge::

::February Photo Purge::

Another school recess has started! So I must clear my plate for new offerings and doings. 2016 is moving fast. Let’s stop and look for a moment. Green means go. Flat iron. Building Brooklyn buildings Open-faced beet and tahini Switching buttons Trial for classroom Valentine […]

January Recap

January Recap

2016 is 1/12 complete. January is new routines inside old comforts, like the best vegan chocolate chip cookies: your own. It’s taking care… with a Long Island rec. center membership bonus: nobody in the sauna with you. It is having fire with the snow… with tempeh. It’s inspiration from […]

<i>Ok, It’s Winter</i> Chili

Ok, It’s Winter Chili

So the temperature is going in the 50’s this coming week… and last week’s blizzard is receding steadily exposing the backyard. But it’s winter. Before Spring, I need more chili. I used Contrary Cook’s recipe. Red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, onions, red and orange sweet […]

Walking in a Vegan Wonderland: Bryant Park Winter Village

Walking in a Vegan Wonderland: Bryant Park Winter Village

It isn’t a coincidence that there are a tons of vegan vendors in Bryant Park’s Winter Village. The owner of the company that organizes this annual set up of holiday shops around Bryant Park’s ice rink is a vegan. I found my way nearby and […]

Winter Dins: A <i>Vegan Victuals</i> Dinner Party

Winter Dins: A Vegan Victuals Dinner Party

Sometimes you just want to spend the entire day in the kitchen and the entire night in the dining room eating and giggling with friends. It was time for a Winter Dins vegan victuals dinner party. For starters, “Deviled” Polenta Yukon Golds. Rye, Kale & Eggplant […]

A Quick & Dirty Winter

A Quick & Dirty Winter

And BOOM, it’s mid-February. 2014 has been exhausting thus far. Partly because I work in a field that has been changing since I entered it. The cyclical lulls of ebb and flow that most jobs have don’t exist in teaching. New York City teachers have […]

In the Grey of Winter–Color

In the Grey of Winter–Color

Rainbow chard. I wrote a long and rambling description of how beautiful these stalks are, how I handled them like precious art, before chopping and ingesting them… but it was a bit much. Trust me, you’d be creeped out by my love of these stalks […]

Storm French Toast, Cats Inside, Snow

Storm French Toast, Cats Inside, Snow

What a delight to get a snow day on what would be my second day back at school! While we were snowed in, I took care of business. Like making a hearty breakfast: vegan French toast! Nevermind running out to the grocery store to pick […]

Winter Feasting

Winter Feasting

The “Blizzard of 2013” came and left us with a covering of cotton white. In moon boots and pajamas, I checked it out. Vitamix fun: white bean artichoke cilantro pestoAnd fool-proof roasted Brussels. So delicious! Beets two ways. Veggie-Go’s fruit leather. (Best. 15 calories. Ever.)Roasted […]

Chili & Cupcakes

Chili & Cupcakes

Three bean and three pepper chili improves a dreary winter day. Sneaking in salba (and its extraordinary nutritiousness) as an egg replacer, this scallion cornbread’s subtle sweetness balances the heat of the chili. A winter load of chili. Not much beats a hot bowl of chili […]

New Hope / Shore Points

New Hope / Shore Points

Sprig & Vine is a delightful cafe nestled cozy and snug on the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border in New Hope, Pennsylvania. On the Delaware river, New Hope offers an idyllic setting for an urban escape… and a proper all-vegan ‘last of 2012’ brunch with Ms. CandyP. We […]

Chili is Appropriate Again!

Chili is Appropriate Again!

I have been thinking about a big bowl of chili since the first shivers of an always-short autumn. A big bowl of chili makes weekday lunch easy. And it gets better with every passing day. Chili is quite the texture-fest…  I gave the Follow Your […]

Snow Days and Nights/Pantry Turnover

Snow Days and Nights/Pantry Turnover

My buddy and I woke up to the chime of my phone. 10 minutes before I received the NYC Alert text, The Electrician delivered the sweet, sweet news of the snow day. I texted the other 5th grade teachers and went back to bed, lulled […]

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Mounds of snow. Main road. Smooth white waves. Going for a walk.

Dumpling Soup

Dumpling Soup

This week’s lunch needs to be simple and hearty. It needs all my servings of vegetables; it needs carbohydrates. Most of all it needs taste. With Herbs de Provence, a vegetable bouillon, rosemary, fresh parsley and more basil, the thick soup packs a flavor punch […]

Bring on the winter.

Bring on the winter.

I’ve been working on my layer of blubber, getting myself ready. Inadvertently. Here’s what’s anchoring me in for a long winter: Roasted zucchini sandwich with way too big a bun X’s 5 days a week. Huge tofu dosa from House of Dosas in Hicksville, Long […]

Snew / Bone Shaking Brunch

Snew / Bone Shaking Brunch

I always thought the past tense of snow ought to be snew. Anyway, New York got hit with its first layer of winter snow this weekend. (Quick aside: Snow makes everyone completely mad; have you ever noticed this?) Venturing out for brunch at Bone Shakers, […]