Food

Auntie Eli’s Tuesday Treat: Meals in a Jar!

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…

The Grand and The Pomeroy Lose Liquor License

Image by Mark DiConzo. The Grand and The Pomeroy were among 12 NYC bars that have lost liquor licenses after not following COVID-19 mandated guidance. The New York State Liquor Authority announced the decision, citing numerous violations at each establishment. The Grand was open past the 11PM, the official closing…

Auntie Eli’s Tuesday Treat: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies!

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…

Farewell to Kurry Qulture

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…

Auntie Eli’s Tuesday Treat: Macarons

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…

Astoria Baker Alex Taketzis Donates $1770 During Bakers Against Racism Sale

All images courtesy of Alex Taketzis/From The Kitchen of Alex. As the world continues to shine a spotlight on racial issues, and support the black community, Astorian’s continue to look for new ways to help the cause. One of our very own, Alexandra Taketzis (from @fromthekitchenofalex on Instagram), has participated…

Auntie Eli’s Tuesday Treat: Sugar Cookies

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…

Auntie Eli’s Tuesday Treat: Homemade Cheesecake!

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…

Auntie Eli’s Tuesday Treat: Homemade Apple Pie!

This apple pie recipe makes a 9-inch cake! Ingredients Pie Crust 2 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 180 gr. cold butter 6-8 tbsp. ice cold water Filling 3 green apples 3 red apples 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup soft brown sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 2 tsp. cinnamon…

Be Kind To Each Other, Astoria: A Message From The Thirsty Koala

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…