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The Bangkok Blush (a color-changing cocktail)

The Bangkok Blush (a color-changing cocktail)

Blue foods are striking (and rare) all by themselves, but add a little lime juice and this emerald blue elixir will *magically* change into a brilliant purple. I've named my little cocktail the Bangkok Blush. And the flavor? A dangerously drinkable mix of Thai basil, gin and fresh lime juice....
Braided Racerback Tank

Braided Racerback Tank

I've cooked up something a little different: a sewing pattern! With just one little seam and about 20 minutes, you can turn an old tshirt into this racerback tank.
Pizza with Egg, Arugula and Chanterelles

Pizza with Egg, Arugula and Chanterelles

My new favorite pizza: mushrooms, fresh bitter greens and a whole egg cooked right on top.
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Step-by-step Making a Braided Racerback Tank From an Old Tshirt

Step-by-step Making a Braided Racerback Tank From an Old Tshirt

Detailed instructions to make your own stylish racerback tank from an old tshirt.
(Almost) Wood-Fired Pizza In Your Kitchen!

(Almost) Wood-Fired Pizza In Your Kitchen!

My no-so-secret method to fake a pizza oven in your home kitchen. Spoiler alert: preheating takes just 10 minutes!
Gingerbread Block: sneak peek

Gingerbread Block: sneak peek

The gingerbread block made its debut last night! Here's a few pictures from the opening.
Gingerbread block workday #1

Gingerbread block workday #1

Progress report (with pictures!) from the first workday on the gingerbread block.
Gingerbread Block Project

Gingerbread Block Project

Announcing my secret scheme to build a beautiful New York block, entirely out of gingerbread! Spoiler: I'm looking for your help.
Block Printed Beer Labels

Block Printed Beer Labels

Handmade block-printed beer labels are as personal and beautiful as your home-brewed beer. (And so much prettier than a plain brown bottle.)
Spiced Sweet Potato Blancmange

Spiced Sweet Potato Blancmange

Not everyone wants a heavy dessert after a rich holiday meal. I give blancmange (a light, spiced almond milk-based dessert) a holiday makeover. My version is silky-smooth, and flavored with a delicate mix of wintry spices and earthy sweet potatoes.
Flowchart of Food Pigments

Flowchart of Food Pigments

Remember that time when I spent seven weeks obsessing over the colors of food? Well, this Wednesday (March 7th) I’m teaching a class all about pigments in food. If you’re in New York you can come!  You can sign up at my class listing through skillshare. I will make you tea, talk animatedly about pretty...
Build a Gingerbread Brownstone

Build a Gingerbread Brownstone

I've gone and made a pretty little gingerbread house in the style of the brownstones in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. And just because it's the holidays, I'll share my tips for making your own gingerbread creations.
Gingerbread House Basics

Gingerbread House Basics

This gingerbread is hard as a rock, and the frosting sets up like cement. Just what you want if you plan to make a gingerbread house. This post has my favorite recipes for construction gingerbread, royal icing and poured sugar.
Pumpkin Ginger Smoothie (made with pumpkin scrapings)

Pumpkin Ginger Smoothie (made with pumpkin scrapings)

Do you throw out the stringy pulp scraped from the center of your pumpkin? Turns out you're throwing away the sweetest, most flavorful part. I salvage some pumpkiny goodness from pumpkin scrapings and turn it into a sweet smoothie.
Creepy Coconut Kiwi Panna Cotta

Creepy Coconut Kiwi Panna Cotta

Add a little edible gore to your Halloween. Underneath its creepy presentation, this is a respectable dessert: toasty coconut panna cotta, fresh kiwi and raspberry coulis.