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Position rack in the center of the oven.
Pre-heat oven to 425.
Whisk together thoroughly in a large bowl:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 c sugar (I was out of sugar and used brown sugar instead)
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ c cocoa powder (my addition)
Add:
1 ½ c. heavy cream
½ c. white chocolate chips (my addition) (nuts would also be nice)
Mix with a rubber spatula until all of the ingredients are moistened. Feel free to add more cream if needed. Gather the dough into a ball and knead it gently against the sides of the bowl 5-10 times, turning and pressing any loose pieces into the dough.Transfer to a floured surface and pat into an 8-inch round about ¾” thick. Cut into 8-12 wedges. Place at least ½ inch apart on a baking sheet.
Brush the tops with:
2-3 tsps cream or milk
Bake 12-15 minutes
Let cool on a rack or serve warm

 

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The lovely folks behind Sunday Night Improv invited me back…

This Sunday night July 3rd at 7pm – Soter/Lee Blackbox Theatre – 236 W. 78th Street  RSVP – 212.353.7716  Tix are $10

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Episode 3…

My friend Larry has started filming some episodes of his story “Whose Life Is This Anyway?” and I am in episode 3 playing a real estate broker who is trying to get her hoarder friend Marc to empty his apartment so it can be sold.  We had not planned on filming the episode that day but everyone in the scene happened to be at Larry’s store so with some coaching from Larry we improvised this.  I hope you like it.

Episode 3

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so many zombies!!!   see them swarm Bedford Ave here.

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Oh sure I’m also out on a lovely day with friends and I’ve been drinking mandarin orange vodka with cranberry juice all day …but this look of pure joy is thanks to Harry Mathews.

July 4th, 2010

I like to think that my (self-diagnosed) OCD is adorable and amusing so it’s with this bias that I fell in love with the main character in the story who takes up journaling as a way to recover from a nervous breakdown.  I took pure delight in the lovable yet clearly disturbed character’s uber-detailed classification system and utter devotion to the truth of the journal.

 

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This book is so beautiful it makes me weep.   Simple items on a breakfast table are brought to life by histories, rambling notes, side notes, interjections and beautiful illustrations by several contributors.

Thanks to Doug Skinner for introducing me to this treasure.

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