Recipes

RICE KRISPIES TREATS : 5 WAYS

There’s something so wonderfully wholesome about a rice krispies treat.  Like graham crackers and apple juice, it sends me back in a Proustian rush, overwhelmed by the smell of soccer practice grass and the lemon lime gatorade sticking to my lips. And I still love them.  My cousin Erica makes them for family get togethers, and most recently, her son […]
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HENRY’S BISCUITS

My brother Henry makes a handful of things really, really well. He brings his computer programmer focus to the things he loves most – pizza, fried chicken and waffles, snickerdoodles, and now, biscuits. He volunteered to make them for Thanksgiving, and now they’re firmly in his repetoire. Of course, Henry recommends serving them with honey butter to best enjoy your […]
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ORANGE WHISKY PATE DE FRUIT

Sophisticated and sweet, these pate de fruit are inspired by the classic old fashioned. Fresh orange and your S.O.’s favorite whisky make these candies unique, and so much more interesting than classic fruit flavors. The best part is that you can easily play with the flavors to make them your own. If you love Penicillin cocktails, try making one with […]
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TOMATO JAM GRILLED CHEESE

Jam and cheese sandwiches are a thing in England, and they ought be a thing here, too. You’re basically taking a cheeseboard and putting it between two slices of bread. For this version, I thought it would be fun to play around with tomato jam, especially as they’re just starting to get into season. The jam is lovely and surprising […]
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S’MORES LATTE

Toronto is one of my favorite food cities. The combination of myriad cultural references with youthful exuberance leads to some very fun, very delicious surprises. Enter Sweet Jesus, the facetiously named ice cream shop that also specializes in comically over the top coffee drinks. More is more is more here. The S’mores Latte is a regular latte, topped with a […]
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BOOZY LILLIPOPS

Homemade candy can seem like a pain, but these delicious lollipops are super easy to make and completely worth it. A shot of mezcal served with a slice of orange sprinkled with sal de gusano is a typical way you’ll find it served in Mexican bars. The smokey booze with fresh orange, salt, and a touch of spice is a […]
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THE EAST END

Somewhere between a Last Word and an Eastside, the East End blends bright citrus and herb flavors perfectly. This is such a simple, clean cocktail, and always hits the spot. INGREDIENTS 4 slices cucumber 1 ounce lime juice 1 1/2 ounce gin (or infused vodka) 1/2 ounce green chartreuse 1/2 ounce simple syrup DIRECTIONS First add the cucumber slices and […]
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CARBONARA POLENTA

Carbonara is one of those comfort foods that just makes me happy. It’s so simple: guanciale, cream, egg, and pecorino, with lots of black pepper. Typically you’ll find it swimming between toothsome tendrils of pasta, but today I decided to mix it up. Poached eggs on cheesy grits is another comfort food favorite of mine, and the grits/polenta seemed like […]
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JUNK FOOD SMOOTHIES

Junk Food Smoothies are my new favorite thing. I resent diets so much. I went on a juice cleanse once, for eight hours, and by the end of the day I was practically snarling and foaming at the mouth.  Will power is not something I possess in the face of food.  I can muster the strength to say, “No Claire, […]
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