Spring Break

13 Apr

The stove has been cold here at Granny Cart HQ.

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Between a bout with the late season flu and Easter at the parents’ house where I wasn’t allowed to lift a finger to help with dinner, I haven’t actually cooked anything in the last two weeks.

And so I’m going to take this opportunity to take a little break, relax, focus on my other blog and have more time to bop around the Internet and spend some time reading everyone else’s kitchen musings.

If you really need a fix, I’ll be updating Here Is New York a couple of times between now and next week.

I hope to see you around town.

*** update ***

Thanks to Rebecca, who’s obviously better at this whole self-promotion thing than I am, I’m here to give you one more source with which you may burn your hours while stuck at work.

Culinate.

This amazing new web-based food magazine is really hitting it’s stride.

They’ve done interviews with Marion Nestle & Deborah Madison.

They’ve got a whole host of fun images they use for their news digest designed by my favorite Spanish foodblogger, Lobstersquad.

Their editors & columnists offer straightforward, helpful advice.

Oh, and they did a feature on little old me and fellow Five Boroughs food lover Yvo (The Feisty Foodie).

The interview is a few months old by now, but, eh, who cares!

As they say in the ad world, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.”

So, thanks Culinate, and welcome to all new readers!

I’ll be back next week with fabulous new recipes and tales of life in the Big Apple.

15 Responses to “Spring Break”

  1. jenblossom April 10, 2007 at 10:07 am #

    Feel better soon, Ann!

  2. Lisa (Homesick Texan) April 10, 2007 at 11:09 am #

    Hopy you feel better. Enjoy the break! Relax and renew!

  3. sher April 10, 2007 at 11:23 am #

    The flu. Shudder. I’m so sorry you got that. It takes me forever to recover from it. Take your time, I’m glad people are taking care of you!

  4. ann April 11, 2007 at 7:00 am #

    thanks you guys! The flu was actually two weekends back, but… heh, I’m a sucker for attention, so I’ll accept your kind words gleefully!

  5. Terry B April 11, 2007 at 9:17 am #

    Glad you’re feeling better, Ann. Get a flu shot next year. Seriously.

    I LOVE the Coney Island shots on your other site! Still haven’t made it there, even though my Brooklyn buddy keeps urging me to do so. It’s just that I cram so much into every NYC visit, I have a hard time making it off the island of Manhattan. I do love Brooklyn, though.

  6. s'kat April 11, 2007 at 12:14 pm #

    Perhaps I’m just old-fashioned, but I NEVER get the flu shot!! I think it’s good for the body to fight it off by itself.

    Plus, it never hurts to lose a quick 5 pounds. ;)

    Your windowsill arrangement is just beautiful- I love spring!

  7. ann April 11, 2007 at 8:59 pm #

    Thanks Terry B — You really ought to go visit, if only for the pizza. Totonno’s is insane.

    s’kat — I wish that was my window! It’s my mom’s. Mine looks out on someone else’s sad backyard. But sometimes Fred shows up there :-)

  8. Ulla April 11, 2007 at 9:58 pm #

    I hope you feel better! Great pics on your other blog! I loved them!

  9. Yvo April 11, 2007 at 10:32 pm #

    Feel better!!! Congratulations on being featured on Culinate this week! ;)

  10. Terry B April 11, 2007 at 10:34 pm #

    I’ve read about Totonno’s, Ann—sounds amazing. Here in Chicago, deep dish is king, but the crown seems to be slipping a little. You can now get okay NY-style thin, thin, thin crust pizza. But my last visit to New York, just a random slice grabbed in a little storefront at 86th near the 6 Subway stop puts anything I’ve had here to shame.

  11. Yvo April 11, 2007 at 10:35 pm #

    PS I just noticed we both mentioned the No Knead bread… you actually made it, though, whereas I… just think about it… I’m so terrified of something that’s like,… I don’t know, it’s kind of big to tackle considering it’s, well, bread. Hahahahahahaha.

  12. ann April 12, 2007 at 6:49 am #

    Ulla — thanks! I still can’t get over the picture of that little lamb on your site. I just don’t think it’s possible she’s real. Cutest. Lamb. EVAR.

    TerryB — I’ve got to come to Chicago and try a deep-dish pie. I have a feeling I would love it probably more than humanly possible. The closest I’ve come is from Pizzeria Uno at the mall when I was a kid. But that’s not the only reason I need to get to Chicago… I have to go to the Field Museum.

    Yvo — Congrats to you too! They’re really doing a nice job over there. As to the bread… Pretend you’re Michael Jordon and Just Do It.

  13. Rebecca April 12, 2007 at 11:36 am #

    Hey, congratulations on being featured on Culinate! You should mention it on your blog; she just contacted Leland and me and I’m sure we’ll put something on Eat to direct folks there. The whole Culinate site is pretty cool, I think.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  14. Susan in Italy April 13, 2007 at 7:59 am #

    Hey, have a nice rest and come back asap, ok? In the meantime, I’ll enjoy vistas of your NYC.

  15. Julie April 13, 2007 at 8:39 pm #

    Love the picture. I did have a fleeting moment of puzzlement ‘– “that’s the view out her window?” — but then realized it must be somewhere else.

    I’m headed over to your other blog. You know I love those New York pictures.

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