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Weekend Wrapup

Flowers

Quiet night on the couch, early morning brick workout, errands, punch party, Mayahuel, block party, a late afternoon cold beer outside, rooftop BBQ & fireworks, oysters, mussels and a lobster roll at Pearl Oyster Bar, Toy Story, two visits to Rye House, Momofuku pork bun, chili crab goodness and leftovers from Fatty Crab. Plus friends, laughter, sweat, and air conditioning. Many thanks to Karen, Hal, Dan, Kathryn, Jenn, Emilia, Lauren, Tara, Dave, Lindsey, Lincoln, Carmen, Rob, Caroline, and everyone else I saw along the way, particularly at Rye House last night.  An excellent long weekend all around.


A Boozy Taste of Summer

Maraschino Cherries!

What you see here is a jar of homemade Maraschino cherries -- got the cherries at the Greenmarket last weekend and put them in to macerate on Monday morning.  Perhaps I'll taste them this weekend, but I'm sure they just get better with age.  Recipe from the New York Times:

Time: 20 minutes, plus 2 days' macerating

1 cup maraschino liqueur

1 pint sour cherries, stemmed and pitted (or substitute one 24-ounce jar sour cherries in light syrup, drained).

Bring maraschino liqueur to a simmer in a small pot. Turn off heat and add cherries. Let mixture cool, then store in a jar in refrigerator for at least 2 days before using, and up to several months.

Yield: About 1 pint.