Chilled Crab, Asparagus & Avocado Salad

Chilled Crab, Asparagus & Avocado Salad

There is nothing more appealing to me on a hot summer day than a chilled salad for lunch or dinner.  Crab always adds that special touch to a salad, and since it is July 4th weekend I decided to make something special! I had some beautiful little cherry tomatoes still warm on the vine, and sweet peppers and lots of fresh herbs in the garden. So I decided to create a very light summery salad with those, plus asparagus, corn, shallots, avocado and lump crabmeat, all on a bed of arugula. This is…
My Love for Handmade Ceramics

My Love for Handmade Ceramics

I think I have always had a fondness for handmade pottery. Or maybe it came about by the fact that my brother, Gordon, has been making handmade ceramic tiles for over 30 years in Pt. Reyes California. He has a company called www.blueslidearttile.com  where he creates beautiful hand glazed tiles for the kitchen and bath. I have used his tiles in the bathrooms, kitchens and fireplaces in my various homes over the years.  Each time I move it is one of the most difficult things to part with! From a NYC apartment, to an…
Mac & Cindy’s Hamptons Wedding

Mac & Cindy’s Hamptons Wedding

My son, Mac, met his finance, Cindy, several years ago at a new Year's Eve party at his old apartment in Brooklyn. She was a student from France who happened to be subletting his old room while he was in California. It was love at first sight, and they have been together ever since. On her birthday last year, Mac proposed and they decided to have their wedding in the Hamptons in our yard. We began to discuss ideas for the wedding, but we also had a budget we wanted to stick to.…
Chilled Crab & Avocado Soup

Chilled Crab & Avocado Soup

It has been so hot on the East Coast this past week that I was inspired to make a nice cold soup for dinner. This crab & avocado soup was so simple to make, yet it was so delicious. If you love avocado, lime & crab like I do - you can't lose with this soup! It is served chilled & creamy and is perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day. I bought a can of lump crab meat at the market and went from there. I did a little online searching for…
Blueberry & Peach Cobbler

Blueberry & Peach Cobbler

There is nothing like a cobbler in the summertime. It is a wonderful way to use up some of the amazing seasonal fruit that is at the farm stands and it makes the perfect summer dessert. I has some peaches that were grown in the North Fork. They were not quite ripe and I needed them for a family dinner the next day. The guy at Bhumi Farms told me to keep them in the brown bag overnight and they would ripen. He was right - the next day they were perfect! Cut…