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Appies Holiday Meal

Thanksgiving Appie Course

By on December 1, 2016

T-day appie course — Fresh Shucked Montauk Pearls with Mignonette, Deviled Eggs, Crunchy Peanut Butter Stuffed Medjool Dates….


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Dinner party Holiday Meal

The Thanksgiving Menu 2016

By on November 17, 2016

And here’s the plan….  


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Brunch

Spicy Smoked Fish Salad

By on October 2, 2016

Smear this hot smokiness on your bagel and call it a spicy Sunday.

Smash up your smoked fish – here, smoked sardines, but whatever- with a touch of mayo.  Chopped celery and red onion, some fresh parsley or dill if you have it.  A good squeeze of lemon juice and…


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Brunch

Blueberry Johnnycakes with Fresh Figs and BACON

By on September 11, 2016

Make this happen to your Sunday morning.  Basic blueberry pancake recipe, but substitute in stone-ground cornmeal for about 1/3d of the flour. A nice little bite, a sweet little crunch…  Oh and we had figs.  

 


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Brunch

Sunday Summer Beach Breakfast

By on July 28, 2016

Hot latte.  Limed ripe melon.  And a little treat from #purpleglazedonuts…..


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Brunch

More Brunch – Eggs with Avocado Toasts

By on June 4, 2016

Avocado love transcends chips and guac, people.

Sunny ups, cracked pepper and a bit of fresh thyme.  Crispy bacon, baby. Country bread, slathered with some salty European butter.  Topped with a little something-something to make your day –  ripe avocado, smashed with some lemon juice, kosher salt and cayenne pepper….


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Salad Course

Crisp Cucumbers with Fresh Mint and Lime

By on May 16, 2016

Here’s a verdant quickie to brighten up your dinner.

Cukes, striped-peeled, seeded.  Fresh mint (from the new urban garden!). Lime zest and juice.  Let’s get to the knife.

Drizzle of good olive oil, crack of fresh pepper.  Throw of sea salt.  Call it a monochromatic salad.


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Side dish Summer Meal

Toasted Almond Mint Pesto

By on May 1, 2016

Here’s a little something-something to smear over a bite of your juicy grilled lamb chop…

Almonds, oven or stovetop toasted.  Chopped garlic. Cracked pepper, sea salt and fresh lemon juice.  A big fist of mint. All smashed together with a mortar and pestle.  Well, actually it’s the molcajete we use for guac, but same…


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Cravings

Urban Herb Garden

By on April 25, 2016

The Tot and I headed up Harlem way today to the Urban Garden Center. Garden stuff was plentiful and fun to explore.  Even better was the unexpected sweet sounds of 70’s music – vinyl spinning on a real turntable.  And ice cold beer with wood fired Korean pork bbq, all nestled in…

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