cooking at home

Nov 08

Real Talk/Real Food: Sorry, Not Sorry

“Sorry” can be a powerful word with which to cordially express regret when it’s warranted. “Sorry I stepped on your foot.” “I’m so sorry that your dog died.” But the word has greater implications as well. When used mindlessly or…
Nov 14

Talkin’ Turkey, Drinkin’ Juice.

Poll 30 people about their Thanksgiving wine preferences, and you might find yourself in a bit of an algorithmic pickle— you’ll likely get 30 distinct responses. I know because I’ve tried it, and I spent better than a decade in…
Jan 26

Stay True to Your New Year’s Resolutions: Check Out MARY’s Secret Ingredients

Tearing into my latest surprise from Mary’s Secret Ingredients! What was your New Year’s resolution this year? Was it to stretch the boundaries of your cooking? To branch out and discover new recipes? Maybe you resolved to cook healthier with…
Aug 12

Everyone’s Favorite Word: Flapjacks!

Sometimes we call them pancakes, but that word just seems way too conventional for the type we have in mind. Ours aren’t the kind you‘d slather in maple syrup at breakfast; these are the sort you’d serve alongside a steak…
Jun 24

Weeding Out The Good Stuff: Enjoying Dandelion Greens

In the rotation of seasonal leafy greens at my table are the sassy, sturdy and pleasantly bitter dandelion greens. Yes, those dandelion greens….the ones you find growing in your front yard under a tiny yellow flower with a bumble bee…
Jun 21

Summer Sipping Wine Event: The Lost Recipes

There’s been quite a bit of animated conversation in the 5 weeks following our Spring & Summer Sipping wine and food pairing event. Most of it has been centered on the food part. I’ve been gradually posting my recipes for…
Jun 03

The Tastes of Spring and Summer: Two Original Recipes From Goldie’s Kitchen

As promised, the recipes for 2 of the favorite dishes from May’s Spring & Summer Sipping food and wine event are officially revealed! What’s even more exciting is how simple it is to get them right. A trip to your…
Apr 23

Wine List Navigation Takeaways: Let’s Eat!

The fixins for an Avocado & Black Bean Salad: All the right textural elements. What would a lesson in Wine List Navigation be without a sweet surrender to the temptation of sipping on a little vino and snacking on some…
Feb 06

The Dining Diva: A Real Dish

In one sense, I talk about a “Dining Diva” as a professional woman who is an experienced, seasoned business diner— the master of her domain in the business meal setting (this is what I transform NYC women into with my…
Jan 31

Pesto Reinterpreted: Five-Minutes to Bliss

I’m having a love affair with an old darling of mine: spinach pesto! I used to always have it on hand when I cooked at my old restaurant, Goldie’s by the Bridge, where it was handy in countless ways. Recently,…