Monthly Archives: December 2010



Oranges are in season…here is my new favorite cookie recipe …it has candied orange peel in it!

Chocolate Orange Biscotti

by Mirepoix

2-1/2 cups almonds, toasted

12 oz. high-quality chocolate chips

8 oz. unsalted butter, completely softened at room temperature

4 large eggs

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. almond extract

2 Tb. instant espresso powder or finely ground coffee

3/4 cup high-quality Dutch-processed cocoa powder, sifted

1 cup candied orange peel

18 oz. (4 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. kosher salt Continue reading


alvin ailey…

Photo by Andrew Eccles

Get thee to the theatre this season to see Alvin Ailey! This year marks the 50th Anniversary of  “Revelations”, the company’s signature work. It is also Judith Jamison’s last season as Artistic Director. She has held the position since Alvin Ailey passed away in 1989 .  I’m looking forward to the new piece, “Anointed” which has a duet set to the music of  Moby’s “Grace”.

The New York City Center Season runs through January 2, 2011.

  • Washington D.C., February 1-6
  • Atlanta, February 10-13.
  • Philadelphia, February 26-27
  • Detroit, March 3-6
  • Los Angeles, April 8-17
  • Chicago, May 18-22

Check the Alvin Ailey Website for additional cities…

the moth…

“The success of The Moth is one example of

the phenomenon of storytelling that is gaining momentum

nationwide. In The Moth’s case, these narrative

sessions are fast becoming an institution.”

– The New York Times

Have you heard of The Moth? Lots of fun!!!  There are Moth Story Slams in New York, Detroit, Chicago and LA. Most recently, I attended the Moth’s standing room only event at Cliff Bell’s in Detroit. The theme: Winter. Here is how it goes: Everyone has a story right? Well, either you sit back and listen or you sign up for a chance to tell your real life, 5 minute story relating to the theme…sans notes… Continue reading

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