Artopolis

When I planned to spend the day walking around Astoria, I did some research.  I wanted to make sure we could go someplace for baklava and I heard Artopolis was the place for all things sweet and Greek.  That description extends to the employees because though they were busy, they jumped at the opportunity to help…

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Moishe’s Bake Shop

I’ve often passed Moishe’s Bake Shop on my East Village walks/runs but my timing must have been terrible because it was usually closed so I never got to try it.  Yesterday, however, was the first day that the weather was Spring-like.  Actually…that may be stretching it a bit.  I was still wearing a wool coat and gloves,…

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3 on Thursday

When your Monday workday ends at 1 AM, your week isn’t off to the best start.  It’s been a rough one so I’m very happy we’re close to the weekend.  On the bright side, I have the most supportive friends, family, and boyfriend.  When this week tore me down, they swooped right in to build…

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Lemon Blueberry Cardamom Muffins

Since this past weekend was sandwiched between two power-packed weekends (Vegas the weekend prior, DC the weekend after), I wanted to lay low.  I also hear there’s a blizzard a-brewin’ so I wanted to do a bunch of cooking in case I find myself stuck in my apartment.  I knew one batch of muffins would…

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Pear Cinnamon Muffins

Ever have a feeling that’s so rare you need to pause and acknowledge it?  Well last week I had the urge to bake muffins and since I never want to bake I had to stop and give this feeling some attention.  I don’t bake because I don’t really like it – it’s too precise.  At least,…

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