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MORNING GRIND: NEW YORK STATE COFFEE ROASTERS

“On the Double R Coffee House” Here may free souls forget the grind Of busy hour and bustling crowd And sparkling brightly mind to mind Display their inmost dreams aloud -H. P. Lovecraft In 1919, the children of former president Theodore Roosevelt went into business together. It was Kermit Roosevelt’s idea. Kermit, while exploring the Amazon Basin of Brazil with his father, had become fond of the local coffeehouses. Finding them lacking in New York City, he convinced his siblings to start one with him. And so, at 108 West 44th Street, they began the Brazilian Coffee House. This was by...
SEP 29, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR

WELLNESS FOR MAKERS: INTERVIEW WITH O+ FESTIVAL

"Hand Stretch" illustration by Julianna Brazill via Wellness for Makers This story is brought to you by our partner: About Wellness for Makers: The mission of Wellness for Makers is to motivate and empower artists through education and mindful living. Wellness for Makers was created to make self-care, stretching, and massage techniques more accessible to artists everywhere. We strive to make it easy to find good resources, including interviews, articles, videos, and links to valuable organizations. Our workshops provide hands-on training in stretching and massage techniques that are easy to incorporate into an artist’s daily studio routine. These techniques are designed...
SEP 26, 2017 | BY: MISSY GRAFF BALLONE

MOVERS AND MAKERS: ADIRONDACK ROCKWARE'S PETER SHROPE

Peter Shrope makes ceramic glazes by crushing rock of the Adirondack Mountains into fine powder. He uses these glazes to color his masterful, handmade Adirondack Rockware pottery.
SEP 26, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR

THE GRAIN GRIND

Nothing gets you back to the grind, in all of its essence, quite like bread. Bread Alone has built a (small-batch) empire using little more than fresh-ground grains and personal grit. Read about the man behind the brand, and what drove him to help create a sustainable path forward for artisanal grain growers and bakers across the country.
SEP 20, 2017 | BY: KATHLEEN WILLCOX

""BACK TO THE GRIND"" SHOPPING GUIDE

The “grind” is much easier with these four New York makers’ products at home and in the office or studio. Check out our “Back to the Grind” Shopping Guide: 1. COFFEE & TEA SET IN BLUE The daily grind receives a proper start in the morning with a hot beverage routine, accompanied by your favorite newspaper of course. 2. RON SKINNY TIE Suit up! The Ron Skinny Tie is professional and fashionable. The perfect compliment to every board meeting this fall. 3. HAND-FORGED STEEL BUSINESS CARD HOLDER Speaking of business cards, your desk -- and potential clients and partners --...
SEP 19, 2017 | BY: AMANDA DIROBELLA

MAKER OF THE MONTH: ELIZABETH LYONS

A different kind of grind: Elizabeth Lyons makes beautiful and intricate jars, vases and art at her glassblowing workshop in Rochester, More Fire Glass Studio.
SEP 11, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR

THE NEW YORK STATE SPORTS GRIND

Last night's Roger Federer upset at the U.S. Open. (We were in attendance.) As the summer trails off into fall, the days will start to dim and the nights will grow longer. There will be fewer possibilities for swims and walks along the beach. But not to despair about opportunities to get away from the grind. Our society, in its wisdom, has contrived a solution: sport. We have built vast arenas and trained heroes to compete in them, all for our own distraction. Fall begins and so does a different type of season for many — the sports season. Or...
SEP 07, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR

BREAK FROM THE GRIND: NEW YORK'S GRIST MILL RESTAURANTS

Several restaurants across New York — from the Adirondacks to the Thousand Islands to Brooklyn — have folded the State's grist mill history into their names and menus, and turned “the grind” into quite the opposite: a delicious respite from the day-to-day. Gristmill 289 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 718.499.2424. Closed Tuesdays. Gristmill's Fennel Pizza, made using New York-sourced bacon and dandelion greens. | Photo: Instagram. Open since August 2016, Gristmill in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood is the newest of this ilk. Its dinner-only menu changes seasonally, but always incorporates whole and milled grains, and the wood-fired pizza and dessert pies are the stars...
SEP 28, 2016 | BY: NEW YORK STATES OF MIND

BACK TO THE GRIND: WILD HIVE FARM EASY POLENTA RECIPE

For centuries New York’s grist mills served local farmers’ needs by grinding coarse grain into edible flour and meal. Wild Hive Farm, in the Hudson Valley town of Clinton Corners, continues that agricultural heritage. Farmer and baker Don Lewis, who began as an apiculturist (hence the Wild Hive name) has focused more than three decades on sourcing, testing, growing and milling local Hudson Valley grains in small batches, with the goal of retaining 100% of the germ and the full nutritional value of the whole grain. This feeds into the company’s larger mission of creating a sustainable local grain-based food system....
SEP 27, 2016 | BY: NEW YORK STATES OF MIND

THE GRAINS OF NEW YORK'S GRIST MILL HISTORY

When it comes to the grind, the Empire State is a powerhouse. New York is both a grower of “grist for the mill” — wheat, corn, barley, buckwheat and other grains — and the grist mills themselves. Among New York’s geographic advantages are its arable farmland and a variety of aquatic resources, from an ocean at its southeastern border to a system of rivers, streams and ponds throughout, which powered the grindstones in the grist mills of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. On almost any drive throughout the state, visitors can find vestiges of New York’s grist mill past, particularly at places...
SEP 26, 2016 | BY: NEW YORK STATES OF MIND

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