A Mardi Gras Meal in under 60 Minutes

Mardi Gras food is notoriously rich and calorie-laden. On top of that, many of the dishes require lots of prep and long simmering times. That’s a shame, since Fat Tuesday falls in the middle of the week, and most of us have to work during the day. By the time you go to the grocery…read more

Components of a Great Gift Basket

If you have ever struggled to give someone a present that perfectly captured the essence of their personality, you know how hard it can be to find a gift that strikes the right balance between personalization, affordability, and practicality. Gift cards can seem so impersonal, but gifts like perfume, clothing, and jewelry can be ill-received…read more

Searching for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re like a lot of people, you might be wondering what gift to give your friends and family that adequately expresses your love and affection for them. What you decide to give the recipient greatly depends on how long you have known each other and whether…read more

Thoughtful Holiday Gift Ideas for Her

With Black Friday in the rear view mirror, it’s that time of year again — time to find the perfect gifts for those special people in your life. Whether you’re shopping for a friend, loved one, or relative, it can be challenging to find a gift that strikes the right balance between affordability and thoughtfulness.…read more

Getting to Know Your Wine Terminology

Imagine this: you’re invited to a wine tasting event by your best friend, significant other, or a family member. Just as you begin to picture yourself enjoying the evening by sampling different vintages and blends, a strike of panic hits as you realize that, while you enjoy the occasional glass of wine, you aren’t overly…read more

Daddy’s Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is a comfort food that reminds me of my daddy. It’s his favorite meal, and as a bachelor he learned to perfect it. Daddy likes fried chicken so much that his friends nicknamed him “Yardbird.” Here’s how to make Daddy’s famous fried chicken: What you will need: A large skillet or Dutch oven 2…read more

Saint Germain in Sag Harbor with Larry Morse & the L’Agneau Family

BIG fun Champagne tasting in Sag Harbor with Larry Morse and the Lagneaus, makers of Paul Etienne Saint Germain Champagnes. Fun fact: All of the PSEG Champagnes are made from either Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or a blend of the two. No Pinot Meunier is ever included in the blend. This leads to a premium product…read more

Summer Breeze Gift Basket

The relatively carefree days of summer are about to end. That doesn’t mean we can’t squeeze every ounce of joy out of what’s remaining of this balmy season. August is the month when work slows down and we travel to visit family and friends, take the time to enjoy sunsets and inhale the whispering fragrance…read more

Jamaican Joy

Made a Caribbean dinner of jerk chicken, rice and peas and a shaved Brussels sprouts salad tonight. I marinated the chicken in Walkerswood jerk marinade, before grilling it in a cast iron grill pan and finishing it off in a 250 degree oven to ensure it was cooked all the way through but not dried out. The shaved…read more