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Dining Al Fresco

Dining Al Fresco

If you’re preparing for an outdoor party or get-together set the stage ahead of time by purchasing disposable plates, cups, silverware, and napkins. Make sure to have trash bags, paper towels, and cleaning supplies on hand. Clear off the counters and dishwasher in advance, so you have an open work space. If you’re dining al […]

Cookies

Cookies

When making cookies make sure not to overcream the butter and sugar. Unlike cake batter baked in a pan, cookie dough is baked free-form. When the dough is heated and the chemical leaveners expand the air bubbles, the bubbles burst without a pan to force the dough upward, producing flat cookies. For cookies, cream the […]

100 Years Ago In America

100 Years Ago In America

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years old. Americans spent 1/3 of their income on food. Children remained under their parents’ roofs until they were married. Fuel for cars was only sold in drug stores. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. […]

Treat Yourself Well

Treat Yourself Well

“None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.” – […]

Saturdays At The Butcher Shop

Saturdays At The Butcher Shop

I’ve gotten spoiled and typically don’t care for the grocery store meats. They tend to be bland and tough so most Saturdays I take a trip to the butcher shop. I’ve been reading Bill Buford’s book, Heat, and when the butcher asked me what meats I wanted I thought to myself, “Hmmmm…I think I’ll eat […]

Cooking With Lemons

Cooking With Lemons

Cooking With Lemons Lemons are a chef’s secret ingredient. Most chefs will tell you that acidity elevates any dish. There is no need to get all fancy by using twenty year old balsamic vinegar. Just finish most of your dishes with a humble squeeze of lemon juice. Most line cooks have quart containers of wedges […]

Never Eat Ingredients You Can't Pronounce

Never Eat Ingredients You Can’t Pronounce

Never Eat Ingredients You Can’t Pronounce Except Quinoa! “Work With What You Got!” © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2015 All Rights Reserved

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts I believe it’s always best to start with the positive so let’s start with the “Dos.” Table Dos Do place your napkin in your lap, and use it to blot your lips and wipe your hands. Do wait for your hostess to be seated before you start eating, unless requested […]

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday Take a break from your new year’s resolutions and enjoy the game with great food. Most Americans love Super Bowl parties and for many, it’s for the football and for most it’s about the commercials. But no doubt about it everyone loves the Super Bowl food. If you’re hosting a Super Bowl […]

Food Is To The Soul

Food Is To The Soul

Food is to the soul what words are to the mind. – Tiny New York Kitchen