Farmers Markets NYC

Union Square Greenmarket

It’s time to get out of your apartment, away from your computer, and outside and into the sun.  Do it.  Now.  And while you are out, (here comes the plug for this article…) why not hit one of the city’s farmers’ markets?  Yes, we all know that these local farmers’ markets and greenmarkets are great for the environment, our health, and help support a community of local food producers.  And all of these are superb reasons to go.  But here’s another:  the items these markets have are delicious!  There’s nothing better than tasting a fresh strawberry that tastes like an actual …continue reading

Meat and Spice and Everything Nice

Big Apple BBQ

It’s summer in New York.  And other than the prevalent smell of urine in the subways, as amplified by the heat, the city has a lot to offer:  the opportunity to idle away a Saturday afternoon in Sheep’s Meadow, the summer movie series in Bryant Park, and an ongoing variety of outdoor fetes and festivals.  The fairest of them all?  The Big Apple Barbecue.  Now if you are a vegetarian, I have to warn you:  this column isn’t for you.  No hard feelings or anything, but we are going to be talking meat here.  If you want to stick around to …continue reading