Union Square Greenmarket

Union Square Greenmarket has a reputation for delicious, fresh local produce and rightly so. There are plenty of stalls with fruit and vegetables of all colors, not to mention the rows of mouth-watering cheeses, breads, cakes, pastries, meats and even seafood! Some may argue that the prices are a little high, but by supporting local … Continue reading

Abraco for Coffee

In my 3rd installment of New York’s (Manhatten’s to be specific) coffee houses, i’m taking you on a visit to Abraco in East Village. This popular little ‘hole in the wall’ makes a delicious cup of Joe, including all the key elements; a precisely timed espresso shot, delicately steamed milk and an artful pour that … Continue reading

The Plumcot

I was quietly intrigued when I stumbled over this slightly hideous looking, dappled-skinned stone fruit. According to its nametag, it’s a “plumcot”, thank you very much. 75 % plum, 25 % cot, and 101 % delicious. Far from being a genetically engineered monster, it’s been around for hundreds of years and is a natural hybrid … Continue reading

The best bacon, egg, mushroom and tomato roll!

It’s so simple and yet so good – the bacon and egg roll. The kind that you bite into and egg yolk, juicy bacon, mushrooms and tomato all dribble down your arm, meanwhile the ketchup smothers all over your face as you unsuccessfully try to squash the entire roll between your jaws. Here is that … Continue reading

Banana Bread with Chocolate and Berries

This recipe is so delicious and versatile. It’s great for getting rid of left over fruit (such as over ripened bananas), but if you have things such as berries, apple, whatever, you can throw them all in and it will still taste great. I love making this on a Sunday and having it to pick … Continue reading

Zucchini & Portobello Mushroom Frittes

On a recent summer Saturday afternoon i had some leftover zucchini and a few portobello mushroom leftover in the fridge, so i decided to cook them up and make frittes. This recipe is perfect because it doesn’t require frying and yet the frittes are still yummy and crisp on the outside, while being tender and … Continue reading

BBQ Time? Delicious Steak Marinate

I love Trader Joes. I’m just going to put that out there, i absolutely love Trader Joes and everything about it – the staff, the testers, the food and now the new store in Chelsea, i love it even more – if that’s  even possible. The Bogan, a carnivore, also loves TJ’s and recently we … Continue reading

Joe The Art Of Coffee

There is an art to coffee… not just the art created by the gentle jiggle of freshly foamed milk into a pool of espresso, but the art that comes from sourcing top beans, creating the right blend, timing the heat and length of the espresso pour, the list goes on. Joe The Art of Coffee … Continue reading

Nathan’s Hot Dogs

Everyone’s heard of Nathan’s and if you haven’t, you clearly haven’t been in New York over 4th of July. Nathan’s is famous for their hot dogs and every year on Independence Day, stage their famous hot do eating contest out at Coney Island. True Yankees, the type that grew up here and have many a … Continue reading


Macaron is a great little French Cafe in Midtown, it serves awesome baguettes at lunchtime (my favorite is the bresaola, buffalo mozzarella, capers and cherry tomatoes in crunchy baguette) and in the mornings, specialties such as this croissant crammed with scrambled eggs and bacon. Also, if you fancy yourself as an expert on macaroons, you … Continue reading