San Gennaro


San Gennaro

San Gennaro.

It’s time to head down to Little Italy in NYC for the yearly San Gennaro Feast!

This is one of my favorite feasts – terrific food, huge crowds buzzing with energy, and fun games to be found everywhere. Well, fun that is, as long as I stay away from any dart games.. (long story! Let’s just say that I can be very naïve at times,  yet also very competitive when it comes to winning… I WILL WIN! ROAR! So I’m sure you can just imagine – naïve & competitive does not  a good combination make !

However, I’m definitely looking forward to procrastinating my diet for another 7 days or so (it’s been 6 years of procrastination, what’s another week, right? Sigh..ha!  🙂 ) to get my yearly fix of zeppoles, fried Oreos, and sausage&peppers.  Yum. These are definitely my  “go-to” foods..(and yes, then I can probably “go-to” the gym!)

So head on down from now until September 22nd if you can. It should be a great time for all. Plus, very pleasant weather is expected.   See you there !

Frittata Nirvana


A grumbling stomach is what woke me up this morning (oh…ok, noon)…

Opening the window to feel the  frigid air and seeing two inches of snow (not a lot – but enough to make everyone not want to leave their house) made me realize that opting for  food delivery would be an exercise in futility in terms of the speed with which the food would get to me.

What to do?  Cook of course!

I had meant to pilot-test a new pan received for Christmas anyway!

Now, this is no ordinary pan, I discovered it in the most intriguing catalog.. I swear, flip through a few pages of Chef Catalog and watch out Bobby Flay!  Immediately (and in my mind only), I’ve become one of the top 10 the world.

So, off I go to test out my new Frittata Pan and make some breakfast and WHAT a SURPRISE! The fluffiest most wonderful belly filling frittata/omelet I have ever seen.

Here is my recipe if you’d like to try it:

(please feel free to make any kind of  substitutions! I usually grab what’s in the fridge)

Let’s start with the basics….

  My favorite martini is one made with Grey Goose vodka…Tried Absolut, Ketel One, Skyy, Svedka and a plethora of others…However, Grey Goose seems to have the smoothest taste… So, without further due……

I present to you the recipe for the Grey Goose Classic Martini



2 parts GREY GOOSE® Vodka
1/2 part NOILLY PRAT® Original French Dry Vermouth
Dash of orange bitters (optional)
Fill a shaker with ice. Add NOILLY PRAT Original French Dry Vermouth. Stir to coat ice and strain out.

Add GREY GOOSE Vodka and bitters, if desired, and stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Present with an olive or lemon twist.

Grey Goose Classic Martini