Archive | July, 2013

Scrod Fillets with Capers

When Michele came back from playing tennis in Long Island this past Saturday, he stopped by a seafood shop to pick up something fresh and local for dinner.  He asked the fishmonger what he would buy from his selection and was directed to the scrod, a type of white fish. When he got home he […]


Small Family Traditions

I remember waiting with anticipation while my mother put up our holiday decorations each year.  October brought a large paper witch that hung from the mirrors in our living room.  If you lifted up her shirt, you could see her bones.  With November came large pilgrim cutouts that hung on our front door.  In December […]

A Beautiful Evening Picnic

The other evening we had a spontaneous picnic dinner the CV private garden where we live.  This garden is gorgeous.  It’s a hidden gem in Manhattan and one of my favorite places to be when the weather gets warmer.  From our picnic blanket on a small hill we had a breathtaking view of the manicured […]


Fourth of July Cupcakes

Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend!  My plan, dessert-wise, was to make special Fourth cupcakes: red cake, white icing, and a blueberry.  I used this trusty Martha Stewart vanilla cupcake recipe and this super  light and fluffy frosting recipe from  I have been avoiding using food dyes since reading this article in […]