Pysanky: Part 1 – Our First Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Update: Click here to see “Part 2 – Materials list for making Ukrainian Easter eggs” in which we go over the tools and materials needed for this traditional craft.

The Eastern European tradition of creating pysanky (singular pysanka) is generations old with historical and religious undertones. Amazingly, these impressively intricate and magnificently ornate pieces of folk art are created by dyeing the egg, not by painting. Obviously, pysanky takes your typical childhood Easter egg dyeing session to the next level… This Easter season, we made our own versions with Continue reading Pysanky: Part 1 – Our First Ukrainian Easter Eggs

This Week’s CSA: 4/21/2016

This will be our very last food box from our CSA here in New York City. As a grand finale, we have Jonagold apples, ramps (wild leeks), golden beets, Treviso radicchio, tatsoi (AKA spinach mustard or rosette bok choy), purple top white globe turnips, and chef potatoes.

Perhaps we have unknowingly consumed them before, but we’ve certainly never heard of ramps. What we’ve learned about them is fascinating! They’re Continue reading This Week’s CSA: 4/21/2016

Live Studio Audience: The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

Recently, we went to The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore! This program is Comedy Central’s spin-off of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. It replaced the spot of The Colbert Report and is actually filmed in the same studio as Stephen Colbert’s old show on 54th St between 10th and 11th Ave. Larry Wilmore was the “Senior Black Correspondent” on Jon Stewart’s show and was hand-picked by the media mogul to host a comedic and satirical political show in the vein of The Daily Show but from the perspective of underrepresented voices.  Continue reading Live Studio Audience: The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore