In Which I Ate a Cronut

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Hundreds of new recipes are added to restaurant menus every day across New York City. But every once in a while, THE recipe is added to a menu--a dish or an item that hits the city's hungry clientele in the just the right way, and becomes the next high-demand food item. Dominique Ansel hit gold with their cronut, a donut/croissant phenomenon that's been around for almost a year and still sells out within an hour of the bakery opening every morning. My partner-in-crime Maia and I ...

A Blogiversary, and a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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As it were, this strange conglomeration of food and anecdote that is my blog has been visible to the public eye for two years now. Yes, it's the tasty tRuth's second blogiversary. How exactly does one celebrate a second blogiversary, you might ask? I certainly asked. I tried to remember what my own second birthday consisted of, and because I couldn't, I allowed myself to piece together a very touching imagine of baby Ruthie lovingly strapped into a high chair. I'm wearing a frilly pink outfit, ...

One Day I’ll Be Nostalgic for Cheddar-Rosemary Scones

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Have you ever eaten something that made you particularly nostalgic? My nearly-spiritual relationship with food means most of my meals stir up some sort of feeling of another meal; an earlier year; a changing season. But this morning when I took a bite of a fresh-out-the-oven Cheddar-Rosemary Scone, I was immediately transported back to a small farmers' market in northern Minnesota. I was 10. My mother's budding handmade soap business was something my whole family got excited about, especially when it meant getting up at 4 ...

Coconut Scones and Winnie the Pooh

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"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast? said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully."It's the same thing," he said. Either way, I say: Coconut Scones.   Coconut Scones I made this recipe up completely from scratch. Measurements aren't exact, but pretty close! The keys here are to make sure your butter is cold, to obtain a dough that is barely moist, ...

Good Morning? Great Morning! Breakfast Parfait

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Some mornings on my days off of work, I wake up feeling deader than I looked while sleeping. There's an uncomfortable, limb-flailing toss and a losing battle with my comforter that prefers to cover the floor and not me, an ugly drawn-out groan, and a slump into an awkward sprawl for a few more hours of half-sleep. Birds do not sing on these days. Skies are definitely gray. And then there's the days I wake up when my alarm normally sounds, wondering why I slept so ...

When Life Gives You Potatoes…Make Hash

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If you're like me, you probably have days where you feel like you've been doing the same thing, following the same dreary routine for way, way too long. Am I right? If so, take a lesson from hash. The food, that is. Your monotonous routine that may be a boring job, an unsatisfying relationship, or never enough funds is, for the purposes of this post, a potato. Big, bland, and somehow always there. Following me? Good. Now, the good news is, you have complete power over the potato. ...

A Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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If you didn't know, the blogoshere exploded with an onslaught of pumpkin and apple recipes around the first of September. The new school year, the new month, and slight temperature changes rile up the seasonality in bloggers, and because fall is such a cozy month, we like to default to cozy, usually baked treats, as evidenced in my blogiversary apple indulgence and, more recently, pumpkin cornbread. But honestly, I wasn't convinced it was actually fall in New York City until earlier this week, at this moment, in ...