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Get in the Spirit: Christmas in Black Rock w/ Fire Engine Pizza Co.

25 Nov

Christmas in Black Rock

After you’ve eaten all your leftovers and you are thoroughly tired of eating turkey, you know what’s right around the corner, don’t you? Yup, it’s the start of getting ready for Christmas! You need to take our your decorations, set up your inflatables, go present shopping, and of course you need that perfect tree. Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Okay, maybe the idea of hunting for that perfect tree isn’t that great, but it should be a lot easier this year!

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Rack of Lamb, Lobster Bisque, and Egg Nog Recipes for a Holly Jolly Christmas Dinner

20 Dec


What?  How did this happen?  Christmas is only a few days away!  If you’re like us, you’re probably a bit frazzled and all over the place right about now, so we’ve got three great ideas to make your Christmas  or holiday dinner simply awesome.  We’re talking about a killer rack of lamb recipe, a how-to guide to making a silky and  luxurious lobster bisque, and tips on putting together the perfect egg nog drink.

All of this comes to us from Executive Chef Arturo McLeod of Benjamin Steakhouse in White Plains.  He was generous enough to share these popular dishes from his Christmas menu with us.  Speaking of Christmas, they will be open and will not only have their regular menu, but will also feature a prix fixe dining experience for lunch or dinner starting at noon.  For $59.95 (tax and tip extra) you’ll get your choice of an app, an entree, a side, dessert, coffee/tea, and their beloved egg nog.  Benjamin Steakhouse Westchester is at 610 Hartsdale Road in White Plains and can be reached at (914) 428-6868 for reservations. 

Well, without further ado, here is how to make that succulent rack of lamb, that wonderful lobster bisque, and tips on making some great egg nog. 

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Sweet Gift Ideas: Red Bee Holiday Boutique This Weekend in Weston

20 Dec

Marina Marchese, she's the bee's knees

Marina Marchese, she’s the bee’s knees (from press release)

Red Bee Honey is hosting a Holiday Boutique on 12/21 and 12/22 from 11-4 pm on both days at the Red Bee Cottage in Weston.  While this is a perfect time for the gift procrastinator (you know who you are), it’s also a great time to get some stocking stuffers or just stock up on some great local goods.

The Honey Connoisseur Marina MarcheseYes, you can expect Red Bee Honey there (with a free tasting too!), but there are tons more to purchase, too.  There will be handmade soaps, beeswax candles, lip balms, skin care products, and you can even put together your own gift boxes.  And, for the sweetest gift of all, you could buy Marina’s books (Honeybee:  Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper and The Honey Connoisseur) and she’ll even sign them.

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The Bacon Yule Log Will Make Your Holiday 1000% Better! Watch It Here!

24 Dec

There’s always something amazing about Christmas Eve, isn’t there?  For children, it’s a holiday that will burst you on the inside while you wait in anticipation.  For parents, it’s a lot of work.  They’ve bought all the ingredients for the Christmas feast, they’ve bought all the presents, and wrapped them with care under the tree.  Sometimes, even, people are so devoted that they have a huge meal on Christmas Eve, aka Feast of the Seven Fishes.  Anyway you look at Christmas and Christmas Eve, though, one thing is true:  you need a yule log burning.  That’s why we’ve included this awesome half an hour long video for you (thanks for the find Alicia).  Not only do you see the fire roaring, you get to hear the sizzle of bacon, and see those beautiful slabs of pork dance just like your heart does on this magical holiday.  Cue it up, hit play, sit back, relax, and drink some egg nog.  Ah, that’s the life.  

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to all.  And to all, a good bite.

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