OK, I admit it. I caved and had some Graeter's ice cream delivered for the holidays. Those from Cincinnati know what this means and everyone else should learn. No exaggeration - it is the best ice cream in the world. The process for making it has remained the same since 1870. It is made and … Continue reading Graeter’s for the Holidays!
It's been a while since I sang the praises of home delivered meal kits. We prefer Home Chef, though you have several options in the market. The concept is that each week you are given a choice of menu options on their website. You pick the ones you want and they deliver a recipe card … Continue reading Another endorsement of meal kits
The Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center has become my go to place to have complicated concepts explained in riveting theater pieces. On my last visit I was thrilled by J.T. Roger's play OSLO which captivated me as it led me through the now doomed negotiations toward the two state solution between Israel and Palestine. … Continue reading Review – JUNK on Broadway
Thanks for those who have reached out to check on me after yesterday's terrorist attack in Manhattan. I am fine. Yes, that is a tunnel I have walked many times and in my previous job I passed through that station every day. Where I am working now I don't travel through that station. We are … Continue reading Terrorist Attack
On Saturday New York got the first snow of the winter season. It was the perfect introduction. About 5 or 6 inches in my neighborhood, gently building through the day and ready to melt away over the next couple of days. A nice start to what will hopefully not be too disruptive of a weather … Continue reading First Snow of the Season
If you wonder what became of Cindy Lou Who, There is something that you simply must do. Save all of your pennies so you can pay to see the new comedy "Who's Holiday!" Not a surprise that the estate of Seuss the creator doesn't want you to see the show at Westside Theatre.* While the … Continue reading Review – Who’s Holiday
The New York Yankees have named Aaron Boone as their new manager. I will always associate Aaron as a member of the Cincinnati Reds as they drafted him and he premiered in Riverfront Stadium. He also hit the final home run in that stadium and was a sterling (and fiery) presence on the team. He … Continue reading Aaron Boone
Odd that as winter closes in someone would name today National Gazpacho day. This fresh vegetable cold tomato soup is something I associate more with summer days. But since someone went to all this trouble here is my favorite recipe: In a large bowl, mix the following: 4 cups ripe tomatoes (about 2 pounds), chopped … Continue reading National Gazpacho Day!
Uma Thurman is a luminous presence on stage who draws your interest without fail and without limit. She is an amazing performer who should return to Broadway on a regular basis. Sorry, that's all the good news. I had looked forward to this production because the playwright is Beau Willimon. He is the originator of … Continue reading Review – The Parisian Woman
Today is National Cookie Day. To many this means a chocolate chip cookie celebration. For me it is a celebration of my favorite - Snickerdoodles! I use the recipe I got from my Aunt Priscilla. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In your mixer bowl cream: 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 … Continue reading National Cookie Day!
Today is National Pie Day. A sublime pie crust separates truly great pies from average pies. It must be flakey, not soggy - stand up to the filling but not be tough or chewy. People spend years mastering the technique to create the perfect pie crust. My favorite story of this comes from my ex-wife. … Continue reading National Pie Day