MENU at Home

On occasion, we have guests over for dinner.  While most of the time a simple menu would suffice, I still enjoy the challenge of a new recipe, or modification of a dish we’ve enjoyed. Last week we had 6 for dinner on Saturday night so I started prepping the day before; that is, I make […]

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Menu of the Week — Strawberries

JUNE —  The month for weddings, the longest day of the year, warm weather, flowers, the Pearl (the gem of June) and , of course, Strawberries…..and Strawberry Festivals. Virtually anywhere you travel in the USA during this month you’ll find a festival somewhere…..strawberries and fresh cream, or vanilla ice cream and naturally, strawberry shortcake. The […]

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MENU —“THE WEDDING”

Just in case you haven’t had enough of “The Wedding”, and you missed this part,  here’s most of what they ate: pressed duck terrine with fruit chutney, roulade of goat’s cheese with caramelised walnuts, quails eggs with celery salt, bubble and squeak*** with confit shoulder of lamb, grain mustard and honey-glazed chipolatas and miniature Yorkshire […]

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TULSI Restaurant — NYC — Hemant Mathur

Chef Hemant Mathur,  formerly from DEVI, in New York, recently opened his Indian Restaurant, TULSI (meaning “Basil”” in Hindi) at 211 E. 46th (between 2d & 3d AVe).   If you like Northern Indian “street” food, as Hemant calls it, you’ve come to the right place. The majority of his menu is northern Indian inspired […]

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MENU-The TIDES Restaurant, Mexico

If you get a chance to take some time away from the hubbub of the city and are fortunate to get to Mexico’s Riviera Maya–on the Carribean or to the West Coast  on the Pacific–in Zihuatanejo–, The Tides Restaurant in both these places offers cuisine that is worthy of some of the finest cuisine anywhere. […]

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Cost Cutting Cuisine—Thanksgiving Day with friends

Well the “real” holiday season is upon us.  A few days from now is  Thanksgiving Day.   The celebration, orginally  between the early settlers of the New World and the Indians(subsequently referred to as Native Americans)–was a feast  and a symbol of peace between these two groups. The pioneers cooked up the bounty of their husbandry and farming and the […]

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