September Slides into View

It’s hotter today, on the first of September, than it was on any given day in the month of August. Go figure. This summer we took our annual cruise up the East River for bird watching with the New York City Audubon. It was a beautiful evening and we watched the sun set behind the UN … Continue reading

strawberry water meet agua fresca

We talked about using the leftover strawberry tips to make strawberry water yesterday. It is a refreshing drink in a super-chilled glass on a hot day. The idea is to infuse the water with the gentle strawberry flavor much like the cucumber water that is served in restaurants or at the spa. The strawberry slices should steep in the … Continue reading

the days of may, and baseball and cocktails!

We got a little distracted here at herbinkitchen with everything going on in the month of May. The baseball season got into full swing and the track season brought new challenges in different events. May also meant state exams and progress reports before that last June report card next month. There were milestones and spring … Continue reading

jumping into january after a polar vortex

We just finished watching The Polar Express movie from the holidays, when we learned the term “polar vortex,” and how it tightened a frozen grip on the entire country. We went from 6 degrees outside, desperately bundled against the icy air, to almost 60 degrees, in a matter of days. Now it is a pleasant temperature, but it’s … Continue reading