The Bushwick Spice Trade

The Bushwick Spice Trade

“We like to pair this intriguing cocktail with spicy Asian take-out when frigid temperatures call for a night in.” This is what sold me. It’s like the authors had spy cams in my home and knew exactly what to say to bait me into trying this recipe. Spicy asian take-out is a weekly occurrence for Jon and I, specifically Vietnamese take-out, and nothing compliments a cozy night in like a house-made cocktail. 

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Green Sangria

Green Sangria

We’ve made it, guys. Today, at 12:30pm our summer break officially begins. The past month has been a blur… end of year projects and class parties for my kids, and for me, wrapping up loose ends and trying to cram in as many meetings and appointments as possible before today. We have been racing toward the finish line, and it’s here.

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Seared Sweet Potatoes with Sausage and Radicchio

Seared Sweet Potatoes with Sausage and Radicchio

Sometimes it’s irritating to look for new recipes… ah, another pasta! Wow, you toasted the walnuts?! Ooooh, sirarcha on those veggies? Who could have thought of this!?!? <insert giant eye roll> Don’t get me wrong, I love toasted walnuts, and good, staple recipes… but sometimes it can all feel a bit uninspiring.

Maybe this is why I just had to try this recipe. It’s different. It grabs a bunch of my favorite ingredients and puts them together in a way I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. It’s fresh, bright, and addictive. One of my favorite neighbor kids popped in and requested it just a few days ago – he’s hooked too!

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