Best Roast Beef Sandwich…Ever

October 16, 2014
Roast Beef Sandwich from Stocked

My apologies for the gratuitous photo here, but LOOK AT THAT DELICIOUSNESS!   I finally decided to try the (relatively) new joint,  Stocked  at 635 Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.  They have a selection of sandwiches, salads, prepared foods, rotisserie chicken, among other things.  From what I can tell, this place is extremely kid-friendly, […]


Baby Grand Karaoke Bar

October 10, 2014

Remember that time when your bartender asked if he could floss his teeth?  Sadly, I do.  It was the only tainted drop in a bucket full of fun at  Baby Grand Karaoke Bar  the other night. That’s right – the otherwise charming and burly bartender proceeded to floss his teeth right there behind the bar. […]


Casellula

October 9, 2014
Wine and Olives at Casellula

Casellula  ranks as my favorite cheese and wine bar, by a landslide. Located on the corner of 52nd Street and 9th Avenue, I often come here for a quick bite and glass of wine before seeing a show.  They serve a menu of small, medium, and large plates, and have an exceptional Fromager.  I adore the […]


Better Luck Next Year!

October 8, 2014
the squirel eating the rest of a bite of tomato.  You can see some more tomato devastation on the top step.

A little bit about my lost battle with the demon squirrels of Brooklyn. First, here are some photos of the tomato devastation: There were MANY other half-eaten tomatoes just lying around here and there too, however, they were never left and forgotten.  The squirrel ALWAYS came back and finished them. In this photo, you can see […]


Blistered Shishito Peppers

August 15, 2014
Shishito Peppers

The most successful vegetable plants from my garden on The Veranda were the shishito pepper plants.  I always tried to pick them before they turned red and spicy, but even when I missed a few, they were not particularly hot or tough. To make this delicious and healthy snack, I just preheated a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat, […]


Tiny Little Harvest

July 8, 2014
photo 2 (2)

My first little bounty from my garden on The Veranda!  Nothing much – a few shishito peppers and Asian eggplants – but still exciting.


Look What’s Growing

June 28, 2014
Cherokee Purple Heirloom 2

 


Squirrel Deterrent Attempt aka Zucchini Prison

June 21, 2014
Squirrel Barricade

Tomato Beginnings

June 21, 2014
Grape Tomato Plant

 


It’s War!

June 17, 2014
Zucchini with Male Flowers

Yesterday, I saw my first male flowers on my zucchini plants.  Aren’t they just lovely?  A close-up: This morning, I found THIS: So, it appears the squirrels know what’s up on The Veranda.  I was fairly sure this would happen, but kept hoping they would stick to the flourishing community garden down below and leave my little patch […]


Summer Aspirations

June 12, 2014
The Veranda View

She’s back, folks! After a looong hiatus involving a new job, and an epic move to a new apartment, here I am again.  I still have unpacking to do, even though I moved almost seven months ago, which is absurd and typical.  I blame my compulsive need to spend countless hours on home-improvement projects.  I have exceeded […]


A Few of My Favorite Things

October 5, 2013
Tomato Basil

This is what I have been eating (and drinking) recently:                                              


It’s That Time of Year Again!

September 30, 2013
The BUD.

Listen up, peeps!  It has been two years since I experienced the first bloom on my Night-Blooming Cereus plant (yes it is an experience).  Last year I had several more on the same plant (the 3rd propogation from my first plant), and a few on my original plant (propogated from the plant of a great friend’s […]


Aioli Part II

September 21, 2013
BLAT

As I mentioned, I am trying not to waste anything in my fridge, and I had just enough of the  Lemon and Horseradish Aioli leftover to make an intensely gluttonous BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato sandwich)!     This sandwich would be delicious with just the above, if you aren’t a meat lover!   […]


Roast Beef Sandwich on Country White Toast with Lemon & Horseradish Aioli

September 18, 2013
Roast Beef Sandwich

  I  rarely buy cold cuts, mainly because I can’t eat them fast enough, but on a whim I got some thinly-sliced roast beef from Fresh Direct.  I decided to  spice  it up a bit and put a little  kick  in the pants of the old run-of-the-mill beefy ‘wich, by making a delicious lemon and […]


Subscribe

  • RSS Feed
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter

Recent Tweets