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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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Cravings

Hit Me With The Fish Tacos

By on April 16, 2016

Can I get a fish taco and a cold Modelo please.

 

These tacos should happen to you.  The challenge: executing simple things well.  A good quick beer batter fish fry.  Balanced fixins’ – spicy guac, rough chopped ripe mango salsa.  Chili citrus crema and a lime slice.  Now hear this -…


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Dinner party Holiday Meal

Lamb Roast Dinner

By on April 3, 2016

Settle on in for a spring Sunday dinner.  Roasted boneless leg of lamb, rainbow baby potatoes and roasted broccoli.  Pinot and cracked pepper pan sauce.  That’s about right.  

Let the lamb come to room temp, rubbed with smashed garlic, olive oil and fresh chopped rosemary + thyme.  Into 500º oven…


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Brunch

The Bomb Brunch Bowl

By on March 14, 2016

Boom!

A little riff from BA’s great brunch idea (click here).  One of those recipes you read and need to make immediately.  Cheesy grits with wilted greens, oozy soft poached eggs and crispy bacon lardons.  A few pickled jalapeños for some heat and color.  Crusty country bread, toasted and smeared…


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Dinner party

Olive Oil Poached Baby Potatoes

By on March 6, 2016

Baby potatoes, just covered in good olive oil.  Fresh thyme, peppercorns and sliced shallot.  A bay leaf or two and a few cloves smashed garlic.   Slow and low until tender, click here for the video.

Drain, saving the oil for another use (now infused with the aromatics).   Lightly crush…


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Appies Brunch Cocktails

Blistered Shishitos, Chilled Oysters and the Perfect Cocktail Sauce

By on January 3, 2016

Here’s an appy course to rock your New Year.  Pour a nice glass of cold Sancerre.  Fire up some blistered shishitos, tossed with some S&P and a bit of garlic powder.  Shuck a fat icy plate of chilled oysters — maybe some Bluepoints and Montauk Pearls.   And however gauche, I’ll still…

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