If this warm, then cold, then warm, then freezing weather has affected you like it has us, your throat is aching and you feel more like cuddling up under a blanket than picnicking in the park. This recipe for Warm Spiced Ginger Tea is the perfect remedy for the where-is-spring blues.
Food & Dining
This recipe for Grilled Squid with Chickpeas and Arugula comes from Mark Usewicz, half of the husband-and-wife team behind Brooklyn’s very first community-supported fishery, Mermaid’s Garden. If you don’t have a grill, there’s a sauté option, too.
Anita Lo, renowned chef of the West Village contemporary American restaurant Annisa, has a second home on Long Island where she fishes from a kayak off of Bird Island. This recipe comes from her cookbook “Cooking Without Borders.”
In the current issue of Edible Brooklyn we profiled Liz Gutman and Jen King, the ladies behind Brooklyn’s artisan candy company Liddabit Sweets, and promised our readers a recipe from their recently released Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook.
The traditional Nordic spirit for which Aquavit was named literally translates as “water of life.” Infused vodka can capture the essence of anything from horseradish to strawberries, but the beet version is classic, and simple to make at home.
Tabletop toys let you make your own seltzer or soda, sans packaging.
When you hit the Greenmarket this weekend, pick up some Farmer Ground Flour (sold at the Cayuga Pure Organics stands) and try this earthy, rustic pound cake from June Russell, farm inspection manager for the Greenmarkets. Made of cornmeal, buckwheat and wheat, it’s a cross between cake and cornbread and makes a wonderful winter treat.
The Forrest Gump cocktail from Nick and Toni’s Cafe features Brooklyn’s own Cacao Prieto Cacao Rum, which we wrote about here in Edible Brooklyn. It goes down easy with some Valentine’s chocolate, just saying…