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Appies Dinner party

Quail Egg Canapé

By on December 27, 2013

Like a lot of miniature things, quail eggs are fun.  Served these as an appetizer during a family visit over the Thanksgiving weekend:
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Slice a baguette thinly, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Into a 350º oven until lightly toasted and…


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Appies Holiday Meal

Christmas Curried Pumpkin and Green Apple Soup

By on December 7, 2013

Who doesn’t love a soup course, especially when it’s this easy…

Rough chop a leek, sauté in butter a little while.  Add one peeled chopped Granny Smith apple, let that go for a while.  Drop in a can of pumpkin flesh, cover with chicken stock.  Nail it with the curry powder, and…


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Sunday Deviled Eggs with Pickled Okra and Smoked Paprika

By on September 30, 2013

Some Sundays we’ll get dollar dumplings from the surly lady at Fried Dumpling and then stroll over to the Lower East Side.  Check out some of the vintage shops, maybe split a treat from the Doughnut Plant.  And then off to the Pickle Guys for our usual roster of half…


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Appies Cocktails

Summer Melon Skewers

By on July 11, 2013

As easy as good.  The cracked pepper and lime zest skews interesting.  
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So these are just balled cantaloupe skewered with fresh mint and a little pull of prosciutto.  Just before service,…


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Gorgonzola and Fig Jam Savouries

By on May 15, 2013

These little bites are so easy and SO SO good.  A great nosh with a stiff cocktail, or as a counterpoint alongside another dish.  Thanks to K&S for introducing at their “Downton Abbey” dinner party, where guests were announced and a grand time had by all.  Not long after,…


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Appies Cravings

Sashimi Bandito

By on October 27, 2012

Tex-Mex Sushi.  Let it happen to you.    
 
The Goods:

The perfect guac
Corn tossed with cilantro, red onion and jalapeño
Sushi grade tuna, cubed and tossed with a bit of S&P, neutral oil and ponzu
Tortilla chips

The Execution:
To form this tasty little tower I use a 4 inch long piece of PVC pipe….


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Shishito Reverse Lottery

By on October 20, 2012

Shishito peppers are generally mild – but suddenly one’ll melt your face off. Dinner guest Greg called it a “reverse lottery”, which really sums it up.  It’s all fun and games until someone starts to cry. 

The Goods:

Shishito peppers
Olive oil 
Kosher salt

The Execution:
Wash and dry the peppers.  Toss in olive oil, sauté over…


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Appies Cocktails

37 Second Bar Snack

By on May 10, 2012

I trot out a bar snack now and again.  And again.  Umm, and again.   This one’s so easy, knocking off what we had with friends D&J at David Burke Kitchen on the bare edge of SoHo. Served at the bar while our table was getting ready.  A good…


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Appies Family Meal

Okey Dokey Artichokey

By on April 28, 2012

Artichokes roll out every so often here at GHT, a family fave.  Interactive, tasty, a little different.   We serve it with a lemon aoili.   On a Saturday afternoon while the rest of dinner is getting itself together.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Goods: 

2 artichokes
mayo
sour cream
zest of 1 lemon
garlic powder, S&P

The Execution:
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Appies Cravings

Brussels Sprout Crispies

By on March 23, 2012

Let’s close the loop on the soup dumpling cliff-hanger from last week: how do they get the soup into the soup dumpling?  The hint in the comments was “celebrity lips” . . . get it??  Collagen, people, collagen. They make a stock with bones (umm – or chicken feet…….

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