Image by Eleni Louca. Tropical Storm Isaias passed through New York City yesterday afternoon, leaving plenty of destruction in its path. In Astoria, dozens of trees were toppled leaving hundreds of neighborhood residents without power for hours. The storm, which has slammed the Eastern coast of the United States for much of the week, brought…

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Breakfast, lunch & dinner in a jar for under 1000 calories! I’m sure you’ve seen these around! They seem to be the new craze. If you’re anything like me, and you put on a few pounds these past few months, this “food in a jar” idea is a fabulous way of getting those jeans back…

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies This recipe makes approximately 2 dozen cookies! First, be sure to preheat your oven to 350ºF. Ingredients 1 egg 1 jar natural peanut butter 1 cup sugar Method In a small bowl, combine the ingredients until well combined. Roll small balls of dough, placing them spaced out on a prepared…

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Image via Kurry Qulture (@kurryqulture) Instagram. Covid19 has permanently shut many doors on our beloved neighborhood restaurants, and sadly Kurry Qulture is now amongst them. The restaurant who opened its doors in 2015, was well known for their elevated take on standard Indian dishes and their unique seasonal menus. A well loved fine dining establishment…

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Makes about 40 discs (20 closed macarons). Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Ingredients 4 egg whites 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup icing sugar 1 cup almond flour Pinch of salt Gel food coloring (optional) Method Whisk the egg whites with the sugar on high for 10 minutes. If using food coloring, add at this point.…

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Looking for something fun to do with the kids these days? Look no further! Baking brings out this Cinderella feeling that is unexplainable. Not the feeling when she’s on her knees scrubbing the floor, but the one when she’s in her room singing with her besties. “que music” -no matter how your heart is grieving,…

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Baked Cheesecake Preheat the oven to 425ºF Makes an 8inch cake Ingredients 450 gr. cream cheese 3/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/2 cup cream 1/2 cup yogurt 1 tsp. vanilla extract or lemon juice 1 tbsp. flour For base (optional) 1 cup crushed biscuits 1/4 cup sugar 4 tbsp. melted butter Method Beat the cream…

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Owner/Chef of The Thirsty Koala, Katherine Fuchs. As phase two begins in Astoria, there seems to be a lack of direction and divided opinions in regards to the COVID19 situation. Thirsty Koalas owner Katherine Fuchs describes these frustrations as additional difficulties in keeping a business alive during the pandemic. The rules and regulations of reopening…

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Cake Pops! Ingredients Cake Buttercream Cake pop sticks Candy Melts Sprinkles of your choice Styrofoam board Recipe Add the cake in a large bowl. Crumble it and add a tablespoon of buttercream at a time until the cake is moist enough to roll a ball, yet thick enough to keep its form. Roll the mixture…

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