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Manhattan, New York City
Putting Planning back into cooking great, easy meals for family and friends. A weekly plan of what to cook, easy tips to follow, some musts to have in the kitchen and pantry. Follow my Instagram account: @sashaslorer.
Interests: "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well" Virginia Woolf 1882-1941
Recent Activity
Since I last blogged which I am sorry to say has been a good while. And as I always say, I have been cooking most days but have not been in the frame of mind to write about the food. Well today I had to. Not only because I have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at Bread and Butter NYC
Carrying on with the theme of no recipes, this weeks blog is a wonderful meal lunch or dinner that I made up after having decided that I wanted to give my kids broccoli but why not blend it into broccoli rice and mix it with some Jasmine rice. The list... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Bread and Butter NYC
I have been obsessed with Bryan Stevenson for years, after having read his book Just Mercy, I made my whole family read it and gave it as a Christmas present to my kids teachers. Bryan is an American Lawyer, social justice activist and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Bread and Butter NYC
Last week I went to see The Choir Boy with my daughter Stella, at the beautiful Samuel Friedman Theatre. It's a play about music and a group of young African American Boys dealing with life, love, family and friends. The story is masterfully directed by Trip Cullman and the ensemble... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2019 at Bread and Butter NYC
This soup came from a girls weekend back in December, made by Laura who had made it at home that morning and we all ate it after a long hike. It is simply delicious, easy to prepare and like all soups, very forgiving. The recipe can be fudged and really... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2019 at Bread and Butter NYC
I don't like the photo of the soup, so don't let that be the judge of this wonderful wonder in a bowl from Ottolenghi. This is from Jerusalem-A Cookbook. I love Ottolenghi and over the next few weeks I will be working through their cookbooks, their recipes are from the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at Bread and Butter NYC
The last two years have been tough and the desire to sit and write about the food I was cooking for my family and friends was not something I could bare to do. It felt right for me to walk away from my blog and come back when my gut... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at Bread and Butter NYC
I am feeling awful that I have not blogged for so long. But I am back now and have a wonderful NY Times recipe to share by Samantha Senevirante. I love these morning glory muffins. They are easy to prepare and delicious for breakfast, or a snack or a host... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Bread and Butter NYC
A few weeks ago NY Times had a whole supplement dedicated to the New Essentials of French Cooking. The Tagine was covered and this wonderful combination of sweet and spicy with a base of African infused aromas. This was a magical dish and perfect for a snowy cold winters day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Bread and Butter NYC
Wall Street Journal of February 4th had a great Quick Chicken Po recipe. I have lately been obsessed by broth and all its goodness and the idea of serving a more hearty version for a family dinner. I made the recipe and it was ok, nothing that special. The sauce... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Bread and Butter NYC
n I am a big big lover of soups, not only because they are hearty, perfect over the cold weather and comforting but soup is very healthy and very easy to make. It is surprising how many people are simply daunted by making soup. Havens Kitchen in NYC have some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Bread and Butter NYC
There is a bit of a soup obsession in our home. Especially during the winter, a warm bowl of homemade soup is simply heaven. This is probably the easiest soup to make especially in this cold season where there is a distinct lack of vegetables. There is however plenty of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Bread and Butter NYC
I went to Bam this weekend and the Beauty Queen of Leenane is running. An Irish Production from Druid written by Martin McDonagh. This was first on Broadway in 1998 and won 4 Tonys. Dark, highly dysfunctional family with tragedy embedded in both the main characters and in their surroundings.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Bread and Butter NYC
This is perfect for a rainy wintry day. So bake it today. I loved this cake when I saw it in Donna Hays oct 2015 issue. Her recipe on page 126 was orange and chia cake. I loved the recipe but decided to eliminate the chia and replace with poppy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Bread and Butter NYC
My kids love mac and cheese like millions of other kids and adults. I thought I had nailed the recipe as mine is a version of City Bakeries famous one with a béchamel sauce and three cheeses. I have been cooking this for years. And then my daughter comes across... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Bread and Butter NYC
Happy new year to you all. I have been a tad forgetful in my weekly blogging but back to normal now. There is no better way to start the year then with a home cooked hearty meal. And no better way then cooking a soup as it is both easy,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Bread and Butter NYC
My daughter showed me this recipe over thanksgiving.It came from Karlie Kloss's Mum's Pumpkin Loaf on You tube. I was not convinced but when I looked at the ingredients, no butter, no sugar and gluten free plus looked so good I had to try it. Well, it is simply delicious,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Bread and Butter NYC
I have cooked chicken a hundred different ways but not like this, wrapped in pancetta or prosciutto. This is a recipe from Canora's wonderful cook book Salt to Taste page 193. He makes it with pancetta and also cooks it completely on the hob. I wanted to substitute the pancetta... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Bread and Butter NYC
There is nothing more old school for the British then a traditional Victoria Sandwich Cake. This was the first cake I learnt to make as a little girl. It harks back to the olden days, when everyone would have a cup of tea and a slice of cake. It is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Bread and Butter NYC
Just voted for the first time, Go Hilary!!. "Kings of War" by William Shakespeare directed by Ivo Van Hove was a feat of theatrical genius. It was only on for four nights at BAM opera house. If you live in NY or are visiting go to BAM in Brooklyn as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Bread and Butter NYC
My youngest came marching to me with a recipe in one hand yelling "Mum we are going to make these cookies for Halloween". I zoomed in on the molasses which is not my favorite ingredient and the fact that these cookies need to be decorated...again not one of my likes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Bread and Butter NYC
I am going straight to the recipe this week the Chicken Pot Pie. I have always loved chicken pot pie. I think my first taste of it was in some English Pub in my 20's. The British have a love affair with meat pies especially the chicken pot pie. So... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Bread and Butter NYC
This weekend was the NewYorker series of talks and I got to go to a number. It started with Malcolm Gladwell's talk on Harm and Morality, to Jumpa Lahiri and her commitment to writing only in Italian, to Michael Keegan and his art form both as a comic and a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Bread and Butter NYC
It was a great week of theatre where I got to see "what did you expect" at The Public with my lovely Lorraine. Its about us, about the lives we have and how we communicate with each and all takes place around the kitchen table. The actors are cooking a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Bread and Butter NYC
The Poke Bowl is another food dish that is hot hot right now. I was introduced to it by my kids a few months ago whilst I was sitting on the living room floor watching a game of thrones episode. Now it is every where. I think it could be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at Bread and Butter NYC