This summer, BitchBuzz and Marie Curie Cancer Care have teamed up, and are inviting you to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party to raise money for a great cause. It can be anything from a fabulous vintage-inspired high tea with the girls, to a garden tea party with the family, to a simple tea run and cakes in the office with colleagues. However you choose to do it, it’s a great way to get together with friends and family and do something fun for charity.
14 Jun 2011 11:15 GMT
With Memorial Day behind us, it's unofficially summer and I declare this the summer of ice pops. First up in my bag of ice pop tricks is the classic fudgesicle. Only, this one is made without palm oil, high fructose corn syrup and guar gum (sorry guar gum fans). Instead we're making these with with bananas, which don't add a huge flavor, but do add a great creamy texture and natural sweetness.
08 Jun 2011 11:38 GMT
I hope you guys had a good Memorial Day/Bank Holiday/regular weekend. It was, umm, a billion degrees here in New York and my air conditioner broke! After standing directly in front of a fan for two days I had visions (or hallucinations or whatever) about a nice cool lemonade. And there's nothing cooler than a cucumber, right?
01 Jun 2011 17:00 GMT
Organizing your kitchen isn't always the most pleasant of tasks - especially when it comes to cleaning out the refrigerator. However, as only you have the power to remember to throw away those leftovers sitting in the back of your friedge in a decaying Tupperware bowl, I cannot help you with that.
31 May 2011 17:00 GMT
When I'm feeling particularly pathetic, which I have been thanks to the week-long never ending rain we had, I like to make this French Lentil Soup. It reminds me of my mom who would always make me or my dad a pot when we frowned for more than two days in a row. Ingredients2 tablespoons olive oil
25 May 2011 11:55 GMT
One of my favorite things in all of New York is the Chickpea "Tuna" Melt at Terri. One of my least favorite things about New York is being poor all the time. Now, $8 sandwiches can really add up when you really, really like them. Thankfully there's an easy remedy in this case -- make the sandwich at home!
18 May 2011 11:23 GMT
I cannot take credit for this. When Hilda Grahnat posted this picture from her Easter celebrations it took about 0.2 seconds for me to decide "I'M DOING THAT."You could definitely eat these grilled bananas on their own, but I recommend getting a little fancy with them. And by fancy, I mean ice creamy. Add a few scoops of your favorite (non-dairy) ice...
11 May 2011 15:00 GMT
While cooking retro food may not always be easy (or appetizing) you can never really fail with retro looking sweets. From Cherry Drops to fruity flavoured cubes, retro sweets are only gaining popularity, as the folks at Hope and Greenwood and Cybercandy can definitely vouch for. However, at ...
10 May 2011 14:23 GMT
The covers of fashion magazines are usually quite glamorous.They've been specifically designed to capture your eye while standing hungover at the corner shop waiting to purchase a big bottle of Asprin and a can of Coke. Or while queuing at the grocery store, waiting to buy your frozen dinner and box of wine.
09 May 2011 10:00 GMT
As I walked down rue Montorgueil during lunch recently, I passed by a stream of pedestrians sporting sandals and sundresses, Bermuda shorts and polos to keep cool in the 80° April heat. Smoothies and fresh fruit salads in hand, everyone seemed to be celebrating summer’s early arrival. In turn, heavy, cream-filled, chocolate-covered creations that warm our souls (and thighs) during the winter b...
29 Apr 2011 20:55 GMT