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Read Along As Christopher Captures Life and Food in NYC

Inspiration Right From My Kitchen and Other Observations from Life and Travel.

Living in New York City we’re surrounded by great food, innovative restaurants, and amazing farmer’s markets. I’m constantly on the hunt for fun new recipe ideas. Follow along as I discover this amazing city, find great food, take in life and celebrate the diversity of food and people in this great city.

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    2018 Holiday Wish List

    Well, the holidays are here!!! OK, they have been in full swing for a while, I’m just now getting time to whip up this wish list for 2018. Over the past year, I’ve encountered lots of products and innovations for the kitchen. If you are still looking for that perfect gift for the foodie in your life – or just want to make life in the kitchen a little easier, you’ll love this list. Wonderbag If you are a fan of the potluck or just like to bring comfort food when you go to visit friends and family then this is for you! The Wonderbag keeps your foods hot (in fact even slow cooking) for up to 12 hours! Designed to help with food needs in developing countries, this bag reduces the draw on energy for cooking and keeps food hot for extended periods of time. Never worry about your…

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    The Garden Party

    The Garden Party

    Summer is here and in full swing. It’s a time for warm sunny days and lush, bountiful gardens. It’s also a great time to gather with friends and family, and this makes a good old garden party absolutely perfect. There is something quintessentially appealing about the prospect of a garden party. It conjures up feelings of nostalgia, elegance, and sophistication. But the trick to a great garden party is keeping it simple, casual and relaxed. And I’m not just talking about an approach for guests. In fact, in my opinion, the key to a successful garden party is keeping it sweet and simple with small touches that bring up the wow factor. Here is my take on the perfect garden party. A no frills, no fuss soiree that will impress your guests and leave you with ample energy to kick back and enjoy the company that arrives. I specifically focused…

  • Food & Beverage Finds
    Barbecue Pack

    Gearing Up For Barbecue Season

    Spring is FINALLY upon us and if you are like me, you are just antsy to head out to the backyard and fire up the grill for the season. I remember fondly of that first evening when dad fired up the grill and we had the first smells, tastes, and spice that is barbecuing. In anticipation of the great barbecue season, we thought it would be fun to browse for a few new products that we think you should have in your pantry to fully take advantage of all that amazing food you are about to grill up. Bushwick Kitchen I stumbled across Bushwick Kitchen over the winter and am glad to keep their products stocked in my pantry. They specialize in honey, maple syrup and for extra kick their sriracha sauce. What I love about them is the creative flavors they hold and the ease they make elevating marinades…

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    Time To Jazz Up The Beverage Fridge

    I know, soda is really bad for you. But what can I say, in moderation, I like my peach tea, my ginger ale, and my fizzy flavored waters. So much in fact that I typically have a shelf dedicated to stocking quick grab-and-go beverages to keep us energized during the workday. But, if you are concerned about refined sugars, high-fructose corn syrup, and chemical additives then we have some great news in store for you! We’ve been trying several “alternative” and craft beverages lately and we have to say the flavor combinations are as good as the all-natural, easy to pronounce and recognize ingredients that you can find in them. Without further ado, here are two of our favorite, more unique, beverages we’ve been stocking lately. We encourage you to head out and find them in your local store. Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Let’s start with the all wonderful Ginger Beer.…

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    Holiday Recipes To Sing Carols For

    It’s officially the holidays! Christmas will be here before we know it and the time to gather, exchange gifts, and celebrate friends and family has arrived. We thought we’d pull together a few of our favorite holiday treats on Pumpernickel&Rye for you to enjoy this year. Hazelnut Butter Cookies If you love peanut butter cookies, then this elevated treat is for you. It makes a great holiday treat. Apple Gingerbread Cake This recipe got the attention of BBC GoodFood Magazine last year when it was featured on their Instagram feed, and boy were we thrilled! It has all the classic hallmarks of an amazing Christmas cake. Give it a try this year! Norwegian Rømmegrøt This basic cream porridge is just what cold winter mornings called for (or a quick before bed snack). It’s simple, sweet, and absolutely delicious. Peppermint Almond Bark As easy as melting chocolate and smashing some candy…

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