Tag: treats

The Napa Valley of Beer

The old stomping grounds… In the eyes of many beer drinkers, the best brewery in the world can be found in tiny Greensboro, Vermont, population 760, past an unmarked intersection and an old farm field. And if you want to…

The Independent Brewing Company

My new local bar… The Independent Brewing Company is a tavern located in my old/new neighborhood, Squirrel Hill.  We are dedicated to serving fresh, local beer, made only by Western Pennsylvania breweries.  Beer is an incredible beverage and we do…

Ausable Brewing Co. Opens in Keeseville, N.Y.

Gotta support the fellow Plant and Soil Science alumni… Go Catamounts! On Labor Day weekend, brothers Dan and Dylan Badger quietly threw open the doors to Ausable Brewing Company in Keeseville, N.Y. Situated a quick, four-mile bike ride from the Port Kent Ferry, the brewery shares…

Menu: A Maine-Inspired Beach Picnic

maine picnic recipe

Just missing some wild blueberries for dessert…   As summer winds down, make the most of August with a menu inspired by breezy afternoons on the Maine coast. Beach-friendly fare like lobster salad rolls, tangy corn relish, potato salad, and…

Macarons & Mimosas

Quite the party… This weekend I decided to host a little blogger gathering for some NYC gals! It was a great chance for me to meet some of my favorites that I stalk from afar (creepy) and to catch up…

The Black-and-White Cookie’s Curious History

No matter the origin, they’re delicious… No pastry — except perhaps the cheesecake — is more closely associated with New York City than the black-and-white cookie. This flattened dome of fine-textured cake, with a coating of chocolate and vanilla fondant bisected…

Roman Sambal

Fresh and spicy…   Pulse chiles, garlic, and salt in a food processor to a fine paste. Transfer to a glass jar; cover with cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band. Let sit at room temperature at least 1 day…