Ah, summers in New York! Makes me think of sticky nights (hugging a fan by an open window), the squeal of neighbors splashing in open fire hydrants, and the pervasive ditty of the ice cream truck. Yes, summer in New York makes me think of the ice cream truck, and with good reason — they are everywhere. Whether it’s the quintessential truck of our childhoods, … Continue reading cassata.
We’ve been on a slushy-kick, lately. Campari slushies. Watermelon mint slushies. Cucumber lime slushies. There’s something about the oh-so-refreshing, brain-freeze-inducing, fun-with-a-straw beauty that is the slushy that makes sweltering summer evenings bearable. And delicious. We don’t always have the time to patiently coax our faithful blender through the somewhat painful-to-it process of crushing ice. So for back up, lest it die on us in the … Continue reading campari grapefruit ice pops.
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 have a thing for lemons on ¡dpm does! They turn up in tarts and in sorbet, as popsicles and in our homemade ricotta. And now, cake. This cake is one of our most favorite sweets, and we’ve made it so often that when we turned to our index this weekend to pull up the recipe, we were surprised to find we’d not yet posted … Continue reading lemon olive oil cake.
Our local CTown has gone from middle class to new money in the last few months, and I admit I feel a little sorry for it — it’s trying so hard. Yes, flat out judgement: of the faux wooden floor with its painted-on grain (who’s ever seen a grocery store with hard wood floors?) and the faux wall tiling evoking the local subway stop, and … Continue reading boston cream pie.
It’s not often that the “city that never sleeps” is mandated a rest. Even in the most extreme situations, New Yorkers insist on carrying on. And then: Juno. Cause for hilarious internet memes and Onion articles (later reenacted by their real-life protagonists, in this case, our own Mayor) and, miraculously, cause for a city-enforced snow day. It wasn’t much of a storm, in the end, … Continue reading cottage cheese pancakes.
The holidays are many things, some wonderful, some less so. But always, as another year draws to an end, I find they are a moment of reflection. Much has happened in the ¡dpm! household this year. Happy things — we got married! — and sadder ones — I lost my last living grandparent, my abuelita. I learned a great many things from my abuelita, and … Continue reading turrón de quaker.