Saturday, November 30, 2013

when pigs fly

Fresh toasted Challah, with hand cut smokey bacon
 and a pepper-fried egg.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Friday, November 29, 2013

the can. the shape. the ridges!

I refuse to eat canned cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving.

But soooomebody insisted on the ridges. 


Punch holes to release the suction, 
then cut the end out of the can.

Just push it through!

collaboration's better!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

for one, for everyone

If this is what you have on deck for tomorrow, fuhgeddaboudit.


We’ll be cooking and eating all day! Come hungry.

Just hit us up...

...and we’ll set a place for you. For real.

get sauced for the holidays

Cranberries are central to any Thanksgiving feast.

And the juice is part of my way of making Latkes.

Plus tonight is the beginning of Hanukkah!

Are cranberries even kosher?


Wash a 12 oz. bag of fresh cranberries and put them into a pot.

Add ½ cup sugar, a cup of port wine, one cut up clementine and ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon. 

High heat until it boils, then lower to a simmer uncovered until the cranberries pop, about five minutes.

Now stir in 3 or 4 tablespoons of minced crystallized ginger and refrigerate overnight, so the sweet/tart flavors can marry.

That’s it!

Happy Hannuka and Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

safety last

Freeriding is a form of mountain biking that incorporates offroad downhill, dirt jumping and technical tricks that are graded on difficulty and style.

Leaps off cliffs are common in freeriding, and the crashes are spectacular.

I love my bike and I like the “hybrid” features that allow me to leave the road and run across a bumpy field or gravel lot.

But this is ridiculous.

And inspiring.

Watch just 2 minutes from a helmet cam.

I dare you. :-)

spoiler: he makes it.

Monday, November 25, 2013



on the dl


Tokyo is overbuilt and so by the 1970’s buildings started heading underground.

But psychological problems began to develop in office workers as deprived of sunlight as if working in a mine.

So they invented the Himawari Solar Lighting System, named after the Japanese word for sunflower. 

Himawari uses roof mounted tracking fresnel lenses to capture sunlight and fiber-optic “pipe” it underground.

Now that technology is coming to the Lower East Side.

An abandoned Delancey trolley station is being converted into the “Lowline”, a new public park. 

This subterranean green space will be one of the first in the world.

It’s slated to open in 2018.

Our enlightened future is now.