I never gave much thought to the éclair. Sure, I’d seen it in the bakery, alongside the pastries and pies, looking a bit like a hotdog playing dress-up. But, then a friend suggested I try one. Within seconds, I realized one would never be enough.Always up for a mission, I decided to learn more about this light and fluffy, custard-filled tube d’heaven, and search out the best in Westchester. Turns out, the county is crawling with them! And they’re hardly the new kid on the block, either—the dough, or choux (just … [Read more...] about Westchester’s Best Eclair
And now for something completely different … I thought it would be fun to make gummy bears with the kids this Easter, instead of the usual pastel-frosted cupcakes. They’re totally easy to make, and there are literally three ingredients involved: fruit juice, honey and plain gelatin. You’ll also need the gummy molds (I got mine on Amazon for $10).We used grape juice, apple juice and pink lemonade, and the gummies came out great. My adapted recipe and instructions below.Homemade Gummy … [Read more...] about Easter Treat: DIY Gummy Bears
As soon as those tiny eyes look up at you, you can't help but fall in love. Don't let the early days pass by without capturing these special moments. Here are some of our favorite baby photographers, all based in Westchester.Jane Goodrich Photography (photo above) Having photographed over 700 newborns, Jane Goodrich’s love for both babies and photography combine to create timeless images of your new family. A newborn session with Jane is so fun and enjoyable that her clients call her the baby whisperer. Newborn … [Read more...] about Westchester’s Best Newborn Photographers
"Spectacular." "Heart-stopping." "Magnificent." These are the words used to describe an exciting show beginning tonight at Madison Square Garden. At Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus, an extraordinary pair of elephants stomp onto the stage, only they're not real, they're enormous, elegantly stitched puppets.And that's just the beginning. The master magicians behind The Illusionists and the award-winning puppeteers who created the hit show War Horse banded together to create a turn-of-the-century-inspired … [Read more...] about Giveaway: Win Tickets to Circus 1903
Forget Miami Beach. Westchester’s the place to be this spring break. With Easter egg hunts, baby farm animals and so much outdoor shopping, there’s no better time of year to get out there and enjoy the warmer temps. Here are 25 ideas on what to do -- and if they aren’t enough for you, check out our events calendar for more.1. Watch spring unfold at a local botanical garden. Go on a garden highlights walk at Wave Hill (pictured above), check out what’s blooming at Lasdon Park in Katonah, or catch the last weekend of … [Read more...] about Spring Break in Westchester
My 7-year-old son had off from school the other day so we decided to beat the crowds and go to Legoland in Ridge Hill in Yonkers. Beat the crowds? There were only a handful of kids there. And for good reason.When you enter Legoland, they usually greet you for the "Factory Tour," where LEGOs are made. With no one in sight, we looked around on our own and tried to "make" our own LEGO. When we turned the cogs in the machine, nothing happened. The machine was broken. So was one of the touch screens for the virtual Make … [Read more...] about Legoland Needs a Revamp. Badly.