Archive for August, 2013

Electric Boots, Mohair Suit

Yesterday the ‘rents (husband) rolled into town. In the midst of preparing lunch, we (wife) came to the sad conclusion that it was time for the electric knife to rest in peace.

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We have professed our love of the electric knife. The best $11 we ever spent…in 2002. Talk about an ROI!

Had an excellent luncheon menu planned:

  • marinated sardines
  • mini crab cakes
  • vegetable crudite (mandoline is second favorite kitchen tool)

Too bad someone (husband) forgot to show up. Yup #truestory.

See you upstate!

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August 13th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

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Sweet Leaf

BuckShowalter spent the morning at the shop while the whiskey cakes baked. So it was only fitting to pick up a few treats for him on our walk back home.
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The beast totally puts on the brakes whenever we walk past Whiskers. Today’s snack list included:

  • pig ears
  • braided bully stick
  • lamb lungs
  • dime bag of grass


We’re all going green today…vinho verde perfectly compliments laundry time. Oh and a birthday shout-out to our friend Jason. He really loves when people fuss over him.

See you upstate!

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August 11th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

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Pokerface

One of the (many) great things about NYC is the fact that celebrities live amongst us commoners, blending right in. And often said celebrities roll on in to our place.

While we won’t name drop, we admit it’s cool when it happens. But you folks need to practice your pokerface. #rookies All residents of NYC should master the air of indifference, it’s an invaluable skill.

So while we appreciate the not even remotely subtle tip of bold-faced names wolfing down wife’s whiskey cake, chances are we’ve already figured it out. We’re a little smarter than we look.

See you upstate!

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August 10th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

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Silkwood

En route to dinner with friends in Brooklyn last night and spied this down the street. Um, kinda hard not to.

If we owned a brownstone with a cute little front yard, rest assured AT&T paid us handsomely for allowing a life-size glow-in-the-dark version of their logo that wouldn’t be sitting in it.

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Dunno Brooklyn, dunno

See you upstate!

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August 9th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

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Weird Science

We’ve got magical oysters in the house, an east coast oyster grown in the west. From the island of Doctor Moreau Washington state to be exact.

cute as a button, er quarter

cute as a button, er quarter

Totten Inlet Virginica oysters are the perfect species – blending the soft texture of an east coast oyster balanced by the ripeness of west coast flavor. Say what? Plump meat with hearty flavor.

See you upstate!

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August 7th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

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Pop Muzik

This portable exhibit is for your enjoyment. That’s what it says on the windshield. Catchy tune.

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August 6th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

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East Meats West

Just shy of a Christmas miracle, day six of Umami Burger opening around the corner from us, we finally got to go. #worthit

Orignal burger, truffle burger, skinny fries and fried pickles…super healthy delicious.

Quick nap and then off to work we go.

See you upstate!

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August 4th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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Not A Dry Eye

‘Member when our neighbors got married earlier this summer? Received this super sweet missive this morning.

Seems our whiskey cake is making a name for itself. #hollywood

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August 3rd, 2013 at 9:26 am

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Buffalo Bill

This morning we had our IT guy to install the new time clock software, which meant lots of quality time in the office for us (wife).

it puts the lotion in the basket

it puts the lotion in the basket


While storage space in the city is always critical, can’t help thinking of that infamous scene.

And for those keeping count, we are on day 5 of no Umami Burger. Place is packed!

See you upstate!

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August 2nd, 2013 at 2:34 pm

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