They distributed patty pan squash for a couple of weeks at the CSA, and I didn’t know what to do with them. They have always reminded me of little spaceships, and I have avoided them until this summer. David Lapham, a personal chef from NYC who volunteers his time at our CSA cooked […]
These crackers are dense, cheesy and delicious. They’re a perfect addition to a cheese plate or a bread basket. I put them out as a snack the other day, and we and our guests polished them off in no time. These would be perfect served at a cocktail party.
I didn’t have unsalted butter, so I […]
The CSA that I belong to on Shelter Island has its first distribution over Memorial Day weekend. I’m responsible for contributing the recipes to the weekly newsletter, so you’ll see me posting a lot of vegetable recipes for the next couple of months. I love the CSA because I’m forced to cook things that I […]
If I didn’t know better, I’d guess that this was a photo of scallops.
I enjoy gnocchi but never attempted to make them before. I don’t know why I waited. These were a cinch to make – they came together in less than 30 minutes. Most of the gnocchi recipes that I have seen in the […]
Guest Blog Post (by Kathleen,one of my best friends from MIT)
Title: A Weekend in Shelter Island OR an Insider’s Guide to a StylishCuisine Dinner Party
I just finished a rather last-minute, hastily-arranged visit to my friend, Diane’s house on Shelter Island. After surviving 6 ferry-rides, 3 dead deer on the side of the road, […]
This is another one of my favorite recipes of the summer. The flavors explode in your mouth when you take a bite. There is really nothing better than the combination of fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden. These rolls a little time consuming to make because you have to prepare a lot […]
I was looking for something to serve to our weekend guests prior to dinner and this was just the ticket. It’s called pea pesto, but it’s much thicker than any pesto I’ve ever tried, but it was perfect for spreading on crostini. I could have made these my entire dinner – they were really tasty, […]
Found another great recipe on smittenkitchen.com. I know that I’ve said this before, but Smitten Kitchen is a great blog if you’re not familiar with it.
Made a batch of these for our friends from Atlanta and they were a big hit. The kids really enjoyed them as well. […]
I had an eggplant from the CSA that needed to be used. I didn’t get enough eggplant to make an eggplant parmagiana, so this recipe was perfect. We had some friends visiting us from Atlanta this past week and I served this as an hors d’oeuvre before dinner the other night. We gobbled it […]
I have been very curious about making cheese for some time now. I heard it was easy to make, but I never had the cheesecloth to make it. I just purchased some from Amazon. It cost twice as much as other cheesecloth on the site, but according to the reviews, I needed a very fine […]