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Good Advice

August 27, 2015

Never Ask A Woman Who’s Eating Ice Cream Straight From The Carton How She’s Doing!

Chocolate Milk Goes Upscale

August 26, 2015

Chocolate milk goes upscale. Matcha, mint, hazelnut, lemon-basil, and coconut are some of the subtle flavors that Kee Ling Tong, who owns the Kee’s Chocolates stores in SoHo and in the garment district, has infused in her refreshing chocolate milks, both semisweet and white. Kee uses milk from Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Indiana as a base and then infuses delicious subtle flavors.

Susu and Kee’s Chocolate Milk: $3.00 For 3 Ounces; $6.00 For 6 Ounces Including A 50 Cent Bottle Deposit.

Kee’s Chocolates: 315 West 39th Street, NYC (212) 967-8088 and 80 Thompson Street, NYC (212) 334-3284

www.keeschocolates.com

“Work With What You Got!”

© Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2015 All Rights Reserved

Obstacles

August 23, 2015

“There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t let yourself become one of them.
-Ralph Marstons

“Work With What You Got!”

© Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2015 All Rights Reserved

Watermelon

August 21, 2015

Watermelon

Watermelon is the ultimate summer snack. As a kid growing up in Nebraska, my favorite way to eat watermelon was outside, with the juice running down my face and arms. Here is how I’m eating watermelon this summer.

Treat It Like A Steak
Cut watermelon into 2 inch slabs and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with kosher salt and red pepper flakes. Eat with a steak knife.

Make A BLW
Forget the tomato and use a few thin slices of watermelon on your sandwich instead. Add some cheese for good measure.

Blitz It
Purée watermelon (seeds and all), strain, then add honey, and lime juice. Serve on ice with a mint sprig. Add rum or tequila if you want to be naughty.

“Work With What You Got!”

© Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2015 All Rights Reserved

Bouley

August 19, 2015

Last night I had the pleasure of going to David Bouley’s Tribeca restaurant,Bouley. I have to say that it is one of the most beautiful dining rooms that I’ve seen in a very long time. Here is a photo that I took of the entrance. A wonderful display of fresh apples greet you when entering the restaurant. The aroma was ridiculously intoxicating.

Nothing Like A Bit Of Honesty

August 18, 2015

I walked by this sign that was in the window of a rather interesting establishment not far from Grand Central Station. I have walked by this place over a hundred times, but never noticed the sign before today. The owner of the establishment saw me taking a photo of the sign and came out to chat with me, which turned into a good laugh between us.

Quinoa

August 18, 2015

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is the high protein dried fruits and seeds of a goosefoot plant (Chenopodium quinoa); these are used as a food staple and ground into flour. Quinoa is washed before cooking to remove a bitter residue from the spherical seeds. It is treated like a grain, but it is actually the fruit of an herb and it cooks twice as fast as rice. Quinoa produces its own natural insect repellent.

“Work With What You Got!”

© Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2015 All Rights Reserved

Summer

August 16, 2015

Among the delights of summer are picnics at the beach.

Nebraska Corn

August 2, 2015

Nebraska Corn

Growing up in Nebraska corn was a nightly summer menu item. The corn plant is Native American in origin and Nebraska is corn country. Driving through the state, one will see endless fields of sweet corn, feed corn, and pop corn. Small plot gardeners know that corn takes up a lot of space as it is greedy for soil nutrients, prone to weeds and disease, destroyed by small animals, wind and frost. So then why do we go through all the trouble of growing corn? Because no corn is as fresh and sweet as the corn you grow yourself.

The period of peak freshness for sweet corn is measured in minutes, not hours or days. The best corn is simply the freshest corn. Proper timing for harvest is crucial to the quality of sweet corn. Harvest sweet corn when the ears are full and blunt at the tip. The husks should be tightly folded and green. Using your thumbnail, poke and end kernel. It should squirt a milky white sap. Under ripe corn will contain a watery liquid. Overripe corn will have a tough skinned kernel with doughy interiors. Also look at the silk, which should be turning brown and dry on the end.

Storing sweet corn for long periods of time will destroy it. The sugar quickly turns to starch, losing flavor, quality, and most of all sweetness. If you must store sweet corn, use perforated plastic bags and get it into the refrigerator as soon as possible. Warm temperatures hasten the conversion process. Try to use the corn within 1 to 2 days and DO NOT husk until just prior to cooking.

“Work With What You Got!”

© Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2015 All Rights Reserved

Lemon Squares For Tomorrow’s Picnic

July 24, 2015

Lemon Squares For Tomorrow’s Picnic! Tart with just the right amount of sweet. I love making cookie squares for picnics. They’re easy to take along in the picnic basket.

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