September 2010

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September: Bills Basics by Bill Granger. Week 1.

by Anna St-Amour 3 comments September 9, 2010

Tweet My love affair with Bill began four years ago.  For those of you who may not have come across him before, Bill Granger is the Jamie Oliver of Australia.  Local boy -  son of a butcher – made good.  He is at pains to reassure that he is not a ‘chef’ but a self-taught “Read more”

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Introducing Cookbook a Month

by Kirstin McKee 4 comments September 9, 2010

Tweet My best friend Anna and I have known each other for almost 30 years. In that time we have cooked many hundreds of meals together and share a passion for good food. We have adventured to many parts of the globe in search of fantastic restaurants, wonderful wineries and interesting food markets. We have “Read more”

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Portraits and bokeh

by Kirstin McKee 1 comment September 8, 2010

Tweet I started my adventures in bokeh (bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image) at Christmas. All those twinkling lights were irresistible and I spent many a frustrated evening, my camera on a tripod, trying to get a decent picture. Needless to say I was never that happy “Read more”

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A Light-house adventure in Montauk.

by Naima Sanowar 4 comments September 7, 2010

Tweet This past Labor Day weekend, The Epicurean Man, Karate Boy and I spent it with dear friends of ours, Peter Paul, Deneen and their beautiful daughter Kaya. We headed out to the Hampton’s with them and  had the best time enjoying the beautiful weather, frolicking on the beach, eating delicious food. While out East, we decided to take the kids “Read more”

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Chocolate Guinness Cake

by Naima Sanowar 8 comments September 5, 2010

Tweet My lovely cousin Kirstin who has her own food blog  http://cookbookamonth.wordpress.com/  gave me this fabulous recipe for Chocolate Guinness Cake. She found the recipe from Nigella Lawson. I just love everything about Nigella, she seems like a sensual , Martha Stewart. At the time of receiving this recipe, I became quite obsessed with making this cake, to the point of “Read more”

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A week full of play-date adventures with family & friends

by Naima Sanowar 4 comments September 4, 2010

Tweet This last week Karate Boy and I had such wonderful fun on play-dates with many friends and family. It seemed like almost every day we had a play-date.  We met up with a mummy friend of mine Cindy and her son Michael for a Lego store and high-line park play-date in the City. Erica “Read more”

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Fashion’s Night Out Collection Giveaway & Fabulous Night At Bergdorf Goodman

by Naima Sanowar 5 comments September 2, 2010

Tweet Are you ready for FASHION’S NIGHT OUT?   4-6pm Get Ready for Fashion’s Night Out  —  Beauty Level Special guest appearances by beauty experts and complimentary services from Alexa Rodulfo, Chanel, Cle de Peau, Ellis Faas, Francis Kurkdjian, John Barrett, Kahina Giving Beauty, Kanebo, La Mer, Lancome, Laura Mercier, Le Metier de Beaute, Omorovicza, Paul “Read more”

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Tuscany, how we love you!

by Kirstin McKee 3 comments September 1, 2010

Tweet  So, I left you all in France with my last post. After twelve hours in the car, we finally made it to Tuscany and our well-deserved glass (or two) of Chianti. We have been to Tuscany every year for the last decade. My first trip to Italy was when I was seventeen and travelling “Read more”