Gazpacho is a misunderstood soup. The true Andalusia version has almonds, bread, grapes, olive oil, vinegar and salt. Sometimes, anchovies are added. It is peasant food that utilizes leftover ingredients. The bread soaks up water, and then the mixture is pounded with a mortar and pestle. The gazpacho is creamy and refreshing.
Persistence is a good thing in life. They say that winners never quit and quitters never win. There is no such thing as luck. Instead, those that work hard and are diligent make their own luck. But when it comes to pursuing a woman, an overly persistent guy can be seen as a cyber stalker. Where do we draw the line?
Finding recipes that serve one person is no easy feat! For solos looking for meal ideas that are portion-friendly and delicious, the Single Edition Just for One Recipe Collection is a long-awaited treat. Inspired by top food & celebrity chef Alan Coxon, the collection comes complete with 24 gourmet and quick main dish recipes, perfect for diners with a sophisticated palate as well as budding chefs!
Some of you may recognize the name Donna Hanover – she is the ex-wife of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Don’t feel bad for this former first lady; she has a “happily ever after” story and is living proof that first love is everlasting. Several years ago, Hanover reunited with her high school sweetheart more than three decades after their breakup in college.
Planning a summer BBQ and tired of the same old burgers and chicken? Try grilled pizza. A little bit of prep and some fun toppings and you are on your way to enjoying a delicious and different menu. Make small individual pizzas and let your guests customize their own. You can make the BBQ sauce or use purchased sauce
Awhile back, I went to a Denny’s with a girl I had just started dating and a few friends. I’m comfortable eating at Denny’s – as long as I’m eating eggs or potatoes. When the girl I was with ordered a side of bacon, my friends say that my face looked like she had just put orange juice in her cereal. I didn’t intend to react. I didn’t even know it consciously, but I couldn’t comprehend dating a Jew that liked bacon. It was already woven into my being.
Money is something that should never be brought up on a first date or any date for that matter. Asking a man how much money he makes is sure to scare him away. Likewise, talking about your salary isn’t a good idea either. Money is a bit of an awkward subject, so it’s wise to avoid it completely until the relationship becomes more serious.
I spent several days in Boston with my son Ari who is a student at MIT (much Jewish mother kvelling). Boston is an easily maneuverable city unlike Chicago, Los Angeles or New York. You can get from point A to point B without much cab fare, train time or stress. I love the cobblestone streets and the monuments on every corner that I HAD to read much to Ari’s displeasure.
What do corporate picnics, weddings and family reunions all have in common? For starters, they often are planned for these summer months and it just so happens they are some of the most dreaded occasions in the single person’s life. Many of you might not know that in the past few years, August has surpassed June as the most popular wedding month. And July is officially the month for family reunions, while many companies offer picnics in the park as a mid-summer perk. Each of these events can create anxious situations for singles but here is some helpful advice for dealing with recurring and problematic scenarios.
Dessert is often the forgotten course. It is the final frontier for many busy cooks who want to put out a nice meal but simply do not have the time. Skip the purchased cookies, chiffon cake and pre-cut fruit from the salad bar (I know you cheat and buy the fruit pre-cut!).