Saturday, July 20, 2013

July 15, 2013


The word for this week is HEAT.  This is the seventh straight day of temps in the high 90s or above.  And with the humidity, well the real feel index is simply:  Unbearable.  Which of course, was reason enough to do a road trip to Rhinebeck – which was even hotter?  No never mind, we were in a/c and probably were more comfortable than we would have been at home

We had lunch in the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck.  They’ve been around since 1766 – and it shows.  Faboulous and real ambiance.  Old pewter, old rifles, old beams. All very pleasant and the food was good.

Then we headed out down the road to Warren’s.  Warren’s is to us what Harry Winston was to Elizabeth Taylor.  Fabulous cookware.  The best selection of serious knives I’ve ever seen. And so on.  They also sharpen knives.  So about once a year we collect the worst offenders (this time we had ten). Fortunately our “Battery de Cuisine” is in pretty good shape.  Still we always manage to pick up a thing or two….

Mon. AM              Corn Pancakes

Mon. PM              Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese and Grapes FW 2009 165

Tues. AM             Steak Salad Larcom GM 6/84 8

Tues. PM              Grilled Indian Sour Cream Marinated Shrimp FW 5/08 99
                             Fresh Asian Noodle Salad BBON, Salad

Weds. AM            Chicken Salad over Cantaloupe       

Weds. PM            Warner’s Night in the Kitchen
                             Sushi, Sashimi, Steamed Rice

Thurs. PM            Rosemary Brined Grilled Pork Chops RG 132
                             Potato Salad with Arugula and Grape Tomatoes CIA Pasta
                             Fresh Corn

Fri. AM                Warner’s Home Made Hot Dogs with Chip

Fri. PM                 Steak Maremma 
                             Julia Child’s Celeriac Remoulade JCI 540 
                             Cucumber Salad

Sat. AM               Cold Cuts

Sat. PM                Devilled Ham FW 2001
                             Lobster, Avacado and Grapefruit Salad GM 1/04
                             Tomatoes , Criossants

Sun. AM              Steak Salad 

Sun. PM               Patricia Wells’ Capanata PWT 9
                             Bobby Flay’s Brined Grilled Turkey FNTV
                             Summer Potato Salad in a Sherry Vinaigrette D 377, Fresh Corn

Friday, July 12, 2013

July 8, 2013


This week has gone from brutally hot and sticky to cold and damp.  That’s on the grumpy side. On the happy side our does are emerging from the deep woods with beautiful young fawns. Sure footed at birth, but still looking so frail and young.
And this morning a group of baby turkeys (there had to be close to a dozen of them) wandered around – picking and this and that and the other thing.  Close behind were two full grown hens looking for all the world like British nannies…

Mon. AM             Cold Cuts

Mon. PM              Chicken Salad Platter with Tomatoes, Black Olives, Cucumbers
                                And Devilled Eggs

Tues. AM             Tuna Melts

Tues. PM              Corned Beef Platter with Horseradish Sauce Served cold

Weds. AM            Chilled Cucumber Buttermilk Soup, Salt Rolls

Weds. PM            Michael Chiarelli’s Grilled Citrus and Garlic Pork Shoulder FW 6/13
                             Charred Endives FW 6/13
                             Creamy Cucumber and Potato Salad FW 6/13 108

Thurs. PM            Cold Poached Salmon with Watercress Mayo
                             James Beard’s Classic Rice Salad NJB

Fri. AM                Cheese Burgers

Fri. PM                 Cream of Watercress Soup JC I
                             Pork Shoulder Revisited

Sat. AM               Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sat. PM                Grilled Lime Shrimp Skewers GFQ
                             Tuscan Chicken Under a Brick PB
                             Grilled Ketchup Potatoes PP

Sun. AM              Chicken Club Sandwiches

Sun. PM               Cheese Platter
                             Grilled Flank Steak with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce FC 21

                             Grilled Corn, Sliced Tomatoes, Peasant Bread