I didn’t know what busy was until I had a child. And after I had little S 5 years ago, I also started this web site, which has turned into my source of income. Busy got even busier. Once upon a time, I had a Jack Russell, an apartment in NYC’s Chinatown, a job as [...]
I’m standing at the cheese counter at Fairway Market in Harlem talking to Steve Jenkins ...
Life is the sum of the choices we make. My parents and niece came to ...
Have you ever tracked your weekly food shopping? How much fresh food do you buy? ...
I told myself I would never be one of those moms you hear about, the crazy ones obsessed with getting their child into a great kindergarten. But over the past couple of week I’ve gotten immersed in the craziness of kindergarten admittance here in NYC. If you haven’t heard of this level of insanity, you [...]
I was making a soufflé when I discovered what happened in Boston. In fact I was talking to my mom—my whole family lives there. After hearing the tragic news, I felt paralyzed—and even frivolous when it came time to writing about baking a soufflé. I just could not write about dessert when my hometown had [...]
There’s a very special little girl in my life who turns 5 next week. I agree with what “they” all say, how fast time goes. One minute she was a tiny infant I’d carry around SoHo from bookstore to playground to coffee shop and now she’s this wonderful person with her strong convictions, silliness, wisdom [...]
I lost a lot of things this past year. A diamond bracelet I received from an ex during a trip to Venice, Italy. An entire bin full of some of my favorite books—many from my childhood that I wanted to pass on to S. The plastic bin got ravaged by black mold (not a pretty [...]
Hi, I'm Tracey Ceurvels (ker-velz), a food-obsessed culinary + travel writer. In my overly-stocked NYC kitchen I create weeknight meal plans, including shopping lists, so busy people can enjoy delicious, hassle-free gourmet dinners. Bon Appetit!
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