Author Archives: chezsylvia

About chezsylvia

Engineer during normal working hours...photographer, baker, cook, runner, crossfitter and traveler the rest of the time.

Mac & Cheese for Friends-giving-mas-wanza-anukah

To kick off the holiday season, I threw a party.  I called it Friends-giving-mas-wanza-anukah.  Just to cover all of my bases. I made it a potluck and my contribution was mac & cheese and an apple pie.  I figured something … Continue reading

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Weekend Adventure: Kykuit

One of the perks of having some time off during the weekday is the ability to partake in some local tourist attractions without the weekend crowd. I have always meant to visit Kykuit, the home of the Rockefellers, hidden away … Continue reading

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ChezSylvia Travels: Ogunquit, ME

I forced myself to take three days off of work this week and disappeared off into Maine.  Ogunquit, Maine to be more precise. Gorgeous little coastal town that is full of character.  I can see why people who come here keep … Continue reading

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Weekend Adventures: Great New York State Fair 2014

Back to the Great New York State Fair I go!  Last year, when I went, it was on my own accord.  This year, I had to work.  Well, I had to man a booth for my work, then drive the … Continue reading

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Berry Yogurt Popsicles

Now that I’m on a period of forced resting, I have to start watching what I eat with a little more care.  For the past couple of weeks, I’ve definitely been eating much much worse. So, it’s time to hop … Continue reading

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Kickball – Summer 2014

Last Thursday I found myself in an MRI machine getting a scan of my right knee.   25 minutes of staring at the ceiling makes you think about things…a lot. The Thursday before, I found myself taking a hit from … Continue reading

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Red Wine Ice Cream

Sometimes you want a glass of wine, sometimes you want ice cream and sometimes you want both…because it’s just one of those days. Red Wine Ice Cream (from The Pie and Pastry Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum) Ingredients: 6 large … Continue reading

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