Archive for September, 2011

Fun Fact Friday

September 30, 2011 By: Serena Category: FunFactFriday

Happy Friday!  So are you feeling like it’s Autumn where you are yet?  It’s one of my favorite seasons of the year – I love my puffer vest, and cozy accessories!

Image via MyRecipes

Today is National Mulled Cider Day

I can’t think of a better way to get into the lovely Autumn spirit!

Have a great weekend!

Drive-By Post: Husk Cherries

September 28, 2011 By: Serena Category: Cooking / Eating In

Hey Noshers! Just a quick drive-by post here – I got these in my CSA the other day, and I just *had* to share!  These are called husk cherries.  They are wrapped in a papery thin “husk” – when you open up the delicate wrapper, you are rewarded with a juicy, sweet fruit.  The consistency is similar to that of a tomato, but the fruit is tart and tangy.  It reminds me most of a persimmon. Yum!  If you ever see these in your market, definitely give them a try!

Have you ever tried husk cherries?


Burgers: Shake Shack

September 26, 2011 By: Serena Category: Eating Out



Have you heard of Shake Shack before? It has quite the (good) reputation here in NYC, but being a New Yorker myself, I’m not sure how renowned it is outside of the NY Metro area.   The brainchild of Danny Meyer, the first (and for years, only) “shack” was located in Madison Square Park, with waits up to 2 hours! There’s even a Shack Cam that you can check out before you make your way over there, to see how long the line is.  In the past few years, Shake Shack has opened up several additional locations, the most recent located downtown, woohoo!

Of course, I’ve made several trips there since its opening…


Fun Fact Friday

September 23, 2011 By: Serena Category: FunFactFriday

Happy almost-weekend Noshers!  What fun plans do you have lined up?

Did you know that:

September is National Potato Month

How will you celebrate? Some lovely garlic mashed potatoes, perhaps?

Have a great weekend!

Artisanal Cheese Class: Italian Cheese & Wine

September 22, 2011 By: Serena Category: Events / Giveaways / Partnerships

NoshGirl confession: when I was in school, I was a huge nerd and proud of it!  I love classes, learning, taking notes, even (gasp!) tests.  So when I attended Artisanal’s Italian Cheese & Wine Class with my sister @cheezplease, I was especially excited! Two of my passions CHEESE and learning, combined.

When I first stepped out of the elevator at Artisanal’s education center, I was greeted with this familiar and welcoming sign:


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