At Home 2018: Fall Colors

November 2, 2018

Late this year….

At Home 2018: Fall Colors

At Home 2018: Fall Colors

At Home 2018: Fall Colors

At Home 2018: Fall Colors

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Surprise! Surprise! From Jen and Louis on My Birthday

October 25, 2018

Birthday Gifts on My 76th

Birthday Gifts on My 76th

Birthday Gifts on My 76th

Birthday Gifts on My 76th

Birthday Gifts on My 76th

Birthday Gifts on My 76th

Birthday Gifts on My 76th

Delectable!

It’s My Birthday!

October 24, 2018

cake 76

Dining Out: July – September 2018

October 23, 2018

Gabriel Kreuther

July
New York City
Supper:
Dog & Bone

New Jersey
Lunch:
Chez Catherine
Jersey Shore BBQ East Brunswick

August
New York City
Dinner:
Maialino
Gramercy Tavern Dining Room
Cognac East Brasserie

Lunch:
Rotisserie Georgette
Studio at the Freehand Hotel
The Modern Dining Room
The Modern Bar Room

Late Supper:
Saju Bistro

New Jersey
Dinner:
Anemos Greek Restaurant
Le Rendez-Vous Bistro

Lunch:
McDonough’s Pub
SamVera – 2
Pete & Elda’s
Siam Thai
The Frog & the Peach
El Meson
Galata Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant

September
New York City
Dinner:
La Mercerie
Le Coq Rico
Majorelle
Paul & Jimmy’s
Tocqueville (Rosh Hashanah)
Gramercy Tavern Dining Room
I Trulli
Gotham Bar & Grill
Union Square Café
Turkish Kitchen

Lunch:
Union Square Café
Eros Greek Restaurant
Simon & the Whale
Covina
Gabriel Kreuther
Eleven Madison Park
Luke’s Lobster
Rotisserie Georgette
The Modern Dining Room
The Clocktower
Burgers & Lobster

New Jersey
Lunch:
El Meson
Pete & Elda’s
SamVera
Jersey Shore BBQ East Brunswick

Exit Summer, Enter Fall

September 23, 2018

5779: Shana Tova!

September 9, 2018

Rosh Hashanah Symbols

At Home: Peachy!

August 4, 2018

At Home:  NJ Peaches

Here they are! Jersey peaches! My favorite fruit! As in the past, they’re from Fralinger Orchards, in Bridgeton. This year, not only has Wegmans been carrying them, but so has Whole Foods.

For the first time, I made peach ice cream. Why I haven’t done it before is a mystery. The recipe I use for strawberry ice cream worked very well. I did make one addition: peach liqueur.

At Home:  Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Super Yum!

Dining Out: April – June 2018

July 9, 2018

The Modern Dining Room

April
New York City
Dinner:
Thimee Table
Cote Korean Steakhouse

Lunch:
Eleven Madison Park

Late Supper:
Bar Boulud

New Jersey
Dinner:
Drew’s Bayshore Bistro

Lunch:
Old Bukhara

May
New York City
Dinner:
Frenchette
Trattoria Italienne
Dog & Bone
Maialino

Lunch:
Made Nice
The Modern Dining Room
Covina

Brunch:
Trattoria Italienne

New Jersey
Lunch:
Pete & Elda’s

June
New York City
Dinner:
Augustine
Tivoli Diner
Leonelli Taberna
The Clocktower
Trattoria Italienne

Lunch:
Eleven Madison Park
Simon & the Whale
Marta
Covina
Benoit
Dog & Bone

Brunch:
Trattoria Italienne

Late Supper:
Boucherie Gramercy
Lincoln
Tivoli Diner

New Jersey
Dinner:
SamVera
El Meson

Lunch:
Chez Catherine (50th Anniversary)
Jersey Shore BBQ
El Meson

At Home: July 4th BBQ Lunch al Fresco

July 6, 2018

During the summer months, the trees and shade inn our backyard usually make temperatures many degrees cooler than the official numbers and with a definitely difference from the front of the house which gets full sun most of the day. But for several days this week, the combo of near 100 degrees along with beastly humidity made it impossible to eat on the patio. However, on Wednesday, July 4th, there was a change. Temps in the high 80’s, less humidity, not much sun, and a gentle breeze allowed us to have our holiday lunch al fresco. Jen and Louis decided to pass on coming out, so it was just the two of us.

I grilled three Hebrew National Franks — two for Michael, one for me.

Hebrew National Franks

I made Chilled Zucchini Soup to start.

Chilled Zucchini Soup

Batampte Deli Mustard and Sour Kraut are musts. But lately, rather than pickles, I’ve been buying Batampte Pickled Green Tomatoes. A delicious change of pace.

Batampte Sour Kraut, Pickled Tomtoes, and Deli Mustard

Franks and beans are the classic go-together. So, as usual, there were Busch’s Vegetarian Baked Beans.

Busch's Vegetarian Baked Beans

I usually make cole slaw, but since I didn’t have any cabbage, I put together some Macaroni Salad. The mix includes onions; green, red, and yellow peppers; and black and pimento-stuffed green olives.

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Michael had the Yankee ballgame on (on the radio) while we ate.

At Home: July 4th BBQ Lunch (2018)

My Plate

My Plate

Drinks: Dr. Brown’s Cream Soda for me. Diet Coke Zero for Michael. He also had Perrier

Drinks

For dessert, Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream. I made a quart last month. Since I didn’t do pick-your-own at Battleview Orchards this year, we bought boxes of the berries their crew picks each day at their market.

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

By the way, Michael pointed out to me that, in line with the occasion, he changed his watch band to the appropriate colors.

M.'s Watch Band for July 4th

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!

The photo set for this meal can be viewed on my Flickr here.

July 4, 2018

July 4, 2018

Appropriate for today’s holiday, James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy, one of my favorite movies. I love watching him dance.

Addendum:  Turned out, TCM showed Yankee Doodle Dandy in the evening. Of course, I watched it for the umpteenth time.