We've headed into a fresh-baked collaboration with award-winning portrait photographer Greg Salvatori (gregsalvatori.com). He's got snap of his own; Greg's work has been published and exhibited internationally. And his recent book—Beards of New York—a portrait series that captures the individuality, fashion and sexiness of the modern beard, is available on Amazon. (Look for Stephen's close-up!) The two teamed up again to create the wicked images currently featured on our homepage. Future projects involving the bakery are already in the works. Should be wicked fun!
Here we are again, that time of the year when summer and fall co-exist. Where my fading suntan meets cooler air and falling leaves. Living 3000 miles away from my hometown, it's always a little tough when the seasons change. It inevitably reminds me the holidays are coming and that I'm far from family in the Bay Area. Hopefully I'll visit them for Thanksgiving or maybe around Christmas, but it all depends on what New York has up her sleeve. Because this never-sleeping city is where my roots are firmly planted now. The energy here suits me; I don't want to live anywhere else. And that ain't bad.
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- Stephanie M.
The transition to Fall is often marked by the natural changing colors of the scenery. One plant classically associated with Fall is the pumpkin, a cultivar of squash native to North America. Pumpkin's distinctive orange hue is characteristic of a food high in beta-carotene, an important anti-oxidant, and beta-cryptoxanthin. These carotenoids not only have cancer fighting properties, but also boost youthful skin by preventing wrinkles. Pumpkins are also high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. For the athletes, a cup of cooked pumpkin provides more potassium than a banana. For the weight watcher, pumpkin's high fiber content keeps one fuller on fewer calories. For everyone who enjoys treating themselves to a delightful healthy treat, pumpkin is a versatile ingredient in the kitchen that is also an excellent substitute for fat in baking. So for all you Charlie Brown doubters out there, Linus was onto something when he believed in the Great Pumpkin!