Archive for August, 2011

By Charity Shumway |

This Week in the Garden: Hurricane Survival

This week, there was some pre-hurricane fun, like the first crop of beans and baby cucumbers. And then, we declared a state of emergency for the garden. See that picture on top? That’s the garden on Friday. See the picture below?¬†¬†That’s Saturday, after we hauled all the furniture and plants into the house. To be [Read more]

By Nadia Arumugam |

Sweet Corn and Maple Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve always wondered why you don’t see sweet corn more often in desserts. After all it makes perfect sense: It has a wonderful complex sweet flavor, as well as a savory quality that benefits plenty of sugary treats (consider the carrot cake and sweet potato pie), and when pureed down to a smooth pulp is [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

Garden Tour: Deborah & Daniel’s LES Haven

On Sunday evening, I waited out the rain on the Lower East Side terrace of two lovely friends, Deborah Mills and Daniel Rabuzzi. We talked plants and sub-irrigation and kept our eyes trained on the Chrysler Building, hoping to catch the exact moment it lit up. The skies were grey, but the colors on the [Read more]

By Nadia Arumugam |

Go Crazy for Cheesy Corn Holders

Burnt fingers are no fun at the best of times. They’re especially not fun when you’re trying to negotiate just-off-the-grill hot corn, stop melted butter from running down your chin, and look cool in front of your buddies. But there’s an easy solution in corn holders (though not guaranteed to assist with the dribbling butter [Read more]