Celery-brate Good Times

I spent the first several years of my adult life largely avoiding the vegetable aisle, and not just because I had an innate fear of Jim Henson’s singing produce. Raised in a typical American household of the late 80s and early 90s, my earliest memories of vegetables were microwaved broccoli florets, steamed lima beans andContinue reading “Celery-brate Good Times”

Recipe for Success?

When it comes to cooking, I’m what one might call resourceful. Resourceful, or forged in the Depression era. You pick. Raised in a family in which the only thing worse than wasting food was running out to the store to purchase a single item, I internalized young the idea that you cook with what youContinue reading “Recipe for Success?”

Milk and Cereal

They say the most important meal of the day is breakfast. I say the most important meal of the day is my office’s 3 p.m. champagne ration, but sure, breakfast is a close second. I’ve been an advocate of breakfast for as long as I can remember, though it’s taken different forms with each passingContinue reading “Milk and Cereal”

Out of the Frying Pan

For all the stereotypes about New York City that are ill-founded, at least one rings true: we move too fast. From whipping out our checkbooks within the first 90 seconds of seeing an apartment to weaving through Times Square tourists like Brer Rabbit in a briar patch, those of us residing in the city thatContinue reading “Out of the Frying Pan”

On the Fifth Day of Christmas

I woke up each morning during my Christmas week in Baltimore intending to write a seasonally timed “how to stay healthy during the holidays” blog post. I also woke up each morning during my Christmas week in Baltimore intending to snap a new album cover for Keira and my early 90s rap EP. Clearly onlyContinue reading “On the Fifth Day of Christmas”

Pour Some Sugar on Me

If you turned on the TV yesterday, you were probably bombarded with news reports touting a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine that shows Americans are eating entirely too much sugar. If you didn’t turn on the TV yesterday, $5 says you either don’t have a TV or the opposable thumbs toContinue reading “Pour Some Sugar on Me”

Reality Bites

In most of life’s situations, when it comes to choosing between real or unreal, reality wins out. In today’s 24-hour reporting cycle, for example, the most successful news is real time. One of the best things about your late 20s is knowing who your real friends are and taking real (i.e. non-megabus) transportation up theContinue reading “Reality Bites”

All I Want for Christmas is Food

Certain things happen once a year like clockwork – New Years, tax season, another Peter Jackson installment of The Never Ending Hobbit – plus the one annual tradition flooding the internet as we speak: holiday eating blog posts. From Facebook to HuffPost to probably Pinterest (which I was recently disappointed to learn isn’t an onlineContinue reading “All I Want for Christmas is Food”

No Day But Today and Other Overused Phrases

Sometimes you attend a Seder dinner and sample all 12 kinds of unleavened cookies in solidarity with the Israelites. Sometimes you opt for the lobster roll and chips in lieu of the salad once you learn your Oyster Bar dinner is being expensed. Sometimes you spend a winter weekend in beautiful New Hampshire with accessContinue reading “No Day But Today and Other Overused Phrases”