Bloody Mary

It's almost the weekend, and there's nothing better than day-drinking on a lazy Saturday - especially when that Bloody Mary is essentially a meal!  Whip up this super fresh and spicy Bloody Mary mix if you're looking for a kick with brunch. The secret?  Instead of using tomato juice that's overly salted - put your favorite … [Read more...]

Poached Pears in White Wine

Poached fruit is always an elegant and light dessert that makes such a gorgeous presentation.  I'm rather obsessed with poached pears at the moment.  The great thing about pears is that they're available virtually year round since, much like apples, they store so well in root cellars.  It's amazing to have a local pear in … [Read more...]

Skate w/ Lemon, Butter & Capers

Skate is a delicious fish in the ray family.  The meat is tender, flaky, and mild in flavor much like that of other white fish such as flounder or sole.  The best part is, it's usually very inexpensive, and super easy to make.  Click here to watch me demonstrate how to make this elegant dish on our Season One Finale of HiB. … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Turkey

On Thanksgiving, your turkey is the main event.  And let me tell you, there's nothing better than a Heritage Breed Turkey.  Most of the turkeys bred in this country are of the broad-breasted white variety because - you guessed it - they have a lot of breast meat.  Not to mention the fact that they're injected with all sorts … [Read more...]

Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

  SHEA’S SPIKED STRAWBERRY LEMONADE Ingredients: 4 organic strawberries 1/2 oz. simple syrup juice of 1 lemon (about 2 oz) 1 1/2 - 2 oz. good vodka 6 oz. soda water Steps: First, add strawberries and simple syrup to your glass.  Muddle the strawberries until very broken up.  Add the lemon juice, … [Read more...]

Kale Salad with Apples, Dried Cherries, and Pepitas

I have to apologize for being so MIA over the past two months.  I was busy working on a new Off-Broadway show called Hereafter Musical.  The amazing run just ended - and I really got into my character as a pregnant woman - I decided that I would eat for two in Theatre 80’s food rich neighborhood of the East Village.  Let’s … [Read more...]

Asparagus – Oven Roasted

Asparagus is healthy, delicious, and really easy to make.  All you need is a sheet pan and 8 minutes to get perfect roasted asparagus every time. Both the flavor and texture will be the best you've ever had! Click here to watch me demonstrate how to make it in our Season 1 Finale of Hungry in Brooklyn and follow along with … [Read more...]

Tim’s Gin Toddy

When Tim Monaghan invited us to Hotel Delmano on a recent episode of HiB to learn about festive cocktails for the holidays, I knew he would have something awesome up his sleeve.  Tim's Gin Toddy is a festive twist on the hot toddy.  Hot Toddies are generally made with bourbon, but Tim decided to use gin instead.  He pairs … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Fish House Punch

Philadelphia Fish House Punch is a classic rum-based cocktail said to have been invented by our forefathers in the 1700s.  It is traditionally served in a punch bowl, but can also be made in a shaker for individual servings.  Bartender extraordinaire Tim Monaghan showed us how to make this delicious and festive drink on a … [Read more...]

French 75 – A Classic Cocktail

The French 75 is a classic cocktail that was created in France in 1915.  It was said to have the same kick as a French 75 mm field gun, which is how it got its name.  And it does pack a punch - with both gin and champagne, it is spirit-forward while still being effervescent and light -  a deliciously dangerous mix when the … [Read more...]