Brooklyn Bridge Park- Oasis Under the Bridge and Beyond

A once rundown section of Brooklyn’s storied waterfront with dilapidated piers and empty lots has been transformed into one of New York City’s most interesting parks. Brooklyn Bridge Park includes a manmade green belt, saltwater marshlands, state of the art public sports facilities, several great dining options, a pool, a picnic section with grills for use and…

Antipasto, Staten Island Style

  My name is Jim and I am a confessed snacker I always enjoy the appetizer round of any meal.   I am usually charged with the appetizers for big gatherings. I make a cheese/antipasta platter that mixes fun with flavor and really gets the tastebuds going. You want a cheese platter with a nice…

Stormy Skies Over Soho

Wednesday evening May 15, 2018                                                        

Low and Slow Sous Vide Cooking

Sous vide (pronounced sue-veed) is a method that sticks to a closely held philosophy of mine that applies to all kinds of cooking- low and slow. The concept is to cook the food in a plastic bag immersed in hot water, bringing the temperature of whatever you are cooking to gradual perfection, while locking in…

ErinGoScratch Recipe- Mexican Lasagna

Of all the hearty “crowd pleaser” dishes I make,  my Mexican lasagna is the most requested. The aromatic blend of meats, vegetables, spices and creamy cheesiness calls out two flights down to our arriving guests, some with their own Lock and Lock QVC containers for leftovers. I make a full tray for a party and…

“Photos from the Ferry” William Thatcher – UPDATED 5/8/18

“Photos From The Ferry”: An Exhibition by William Underhill Thatcher When people visit New York City, some of the best pictures they take of the skyline are from the Staten Island Ferry boat as it glides across the harbor. Dramatic views, cinematic lighting and occasional bold displays of nature create some amazing photo opportunities. When…

“What’s Cooking in the Tiny Kitchen” of ErinGoScratch 2018

Our goal in ErinGoScratch’s Tiny Kitchen is to show home cooks how to take advantage of locally sourced ingredients and use them to create restaurant quality meals. If you have a passion for food, check out some of our tips and recipes CLICK HERE Enjoy this short video (1:58 min) of some of the dishes…

Bergdorf Goodman Seventh Floor

Bergdorf Goodman’s seventh floor is the place to get something for that someone who literally has everything. Every corner  you turn reveals another treasure. A feast for the eyes!