Summer Comes to the Central Park Conservatory

Summer Comes to the Central Park Conservatory

5/28/15 The Central Park Conservatory is one of the most beautiful parts of the park. It is way up at the northeast corner of the park right next to The Harlem Meer. Many people never wander up that far, but if you ever get a chance it is well worth a trip! It is a six acre formal garden in Central Park and they take immaculate care of it. It is divided into three sections with a different garden style in each; Italian, French & English. They are always planting new flowers and…
Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Cheese Caprese Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Cheese Caprese Salad

Caprese salad is a simple Italian salad combining tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. It is very simple and easy to make, and is a great summer dish when fresh basil is so easy to grow. I used Burrata cheese on mine which has such a wonderful creamy texture. It is an Italian cheese with a mozzarella shell and a soft mozzarella and cream center, and it is delicious! First rinse your fresh summer heirloom tomatoes. Actually any ripe sliced tomatoes from the garden or local produce stand will work as well! (I just…
Colorful Egg Salad for a Memorial Day Picnic

Colorful Egg Salad for a Memorial Day Picnic

Memorial Day is the start of the summer season, which brings picnics, barbecues and outdoor dining to mind. When I think of picnics, I think of potato salad and egg salad. My previous post was for my "Colorful Heirloom Potato Salad", and here is my recipe for "Colorful Egg Salad". The addition of minced vegetables adds some extra crunch and flavor to this recipe. It is very easy to make and it is delicious! Egg Salad / 4-6 servings 6-8 hard boiled eggs coarsely chopped (just add more eggs and a little more…
Colorful Heirloom Potato & Tomato Salad with Eggs and Veggies

Colorful Heirloom Potato & Tomato Salad with Eggs and Veggies

Potato salad alway reminds me of summer! It is a great side dish that can accompany a lot of different summer meals - but many times it is overly mayonnaised and does not have many healthy ingredients in it. This potato salad is full of colorful vegetables and is almost a meal in itself! I love the color and shapes of heirloom tomatoes and potatoes. They add so much color and such interesting shapes to any dish. Ingredients: 2 cups of baby heirloom tomatoes sliced in half 4 cups of baby heirloom potatoes…
“Rustic Chic” Wedding Decor That You Can Make Yourself

“Rustic Chic” Wedding Decor That You Can Make Yourself

Sean & Chase's wedding - June 6, 2015 We are all working together to create a festive atmosphere for my daughter's upcoming wedding in Cape May. It is going to be held at the Cape May Beach Club, which is a pool club with a pavilion. It is located directly next to a secluded beach. There will be a rented tent on the big day, and tables and linens of course - but we need to use our imagination to make it a real celebration. We want it to be personal and beautiful,…
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