And here we are again with the lemons. These days, they’ve taken the form of limonata, and lots of it. The stickier it gets in New York, the more of this we drink. There’s nothing quite as refreshing and evocative of summer pleasantness as a chilled glass of that ubiquitous sparkling Italian beverage. With the stickiness here to stay, and our small fridge taxed by … Continue reading limonata.
We fell in love with masala chai in India. How could we not? Tiny thimbles of the milky tea are dolled out on almost every street corner, the makeshift cups warm in your hands, a creamy film — the telltale sign of good milk (likely from the cow lolling beside you!) — forming across the top before even touching your lips. Nowhere have we experienced … Continue reading masala chai.
vvitalny hosted a little art party this past week, and with an eye towards curating imersive experiences, we thought it would be fun to create a vvitalny cocktail for the occasion. There were a few options. We could find something that touched on the Polish-ness and Argentinean-ness of our pairing, or chose spirits that we liked personally, or create something pink and blue, colors which … Continue reading the “all summer”, or “the vvitalny”.
Today’s the day. Have you voted? If you live in NYC you have until 9PM. And you can find your polling spot here. GO! We snuck a taste of our Obama Brew last week, to make sure it wasn’t going to poison any of our guests tonight and…it’s amazing. It’s amazing because it worked, and doesn’t have that ever-so-slightly-musky homebrew after taste. And it’s amazing because … Continue reading election night.
Our batch of White House Honey Porter is bubbling along beautifully in the living room. We put in the airlock after two days on the blow off tube and no explosions! We’re making progress here. It’s been 13 days since we brewed our batch of homebrew, and now it’s time to bottle for stage two fermentation and conditioning. We pulled out our great recipe from … Continue reading obama brew. part two.
The White House dabbled in some homebrewing a while back, and of course the foodie blogosphere went crazy. Someone even went as far as to file a Freedom of Information Act for the recipe! Ha! It worked, or something worked. Because here we have it, from the WH itself: We’ve brewed beer a total of three times since buying our starter kit in 2008. Yup, … Continue reading obama brew. part one.
We were recently gifted a subscription to Kinfolk Magazine (from a lovely friend with lovely intentions who knows us all too well). In Issue 3, the charming Brittany Watson Jepsen and her husband Paul write about a breakfast experiment, which gave us pause. The experiment being: actually having it, breakfast. At home. At a table. We cherish breakfast. Even in August, a month of weddings … Continue reading iced coffee.
We’d been talking about throwing a party since our NYE bash, and we finally decided: it was time. We didn’t have any of the usual excuses: no new place, no new job, it wasn’t either of our birthdays. But, it had been some time since we’d gathered together our circles of wonderful friends, and there’s no better reason than friends to throw a party. So, … Continue reading citrus sables
It snowed in New York this weekend! Finally! After a freak October snowstorm, we’ve had nothing but strings of 50+ degree days alternating with bitterly cold, bleak ones. Disconcerting and frustrating. How can it be winter in the Northeast without those brilliant snowy days that justify baking and braising? ‘Twas a lovely morning for a walk, to the Greenmarket to drop off our compost (new … Continue reading glühwein