Ah, penne alla vodka. The classic dish is an iconic throwback to the Eighties, along with MTV and permed hair. At its best, the sauce is a perfect balance of tangy tomato, sweet cream and pasta. In other words, the ultimate recipe for comfort food. And I’m guessing we can all use an order of that right about now. [Read more…]
Over the past few weeks, emails have been trickling into my inbox with urgent subjects like “End of Summer Sale!” and “Last Call Before Fall!” Target already has Halloween junk on display and Gap is trying to sell me turtleneck sweaters and flannel shirts.
My question is: What’s the big rush? Fall doesn’t start, officially, until September 22nd — weeks away from now. Not to mention that September is usually the finest month of the year where I live in the Northeast – lots of sun, blue skies and low humidity, which in my opinion, make the best beach days of the entire season.