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…
Some Fun Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Some Fun Watermelon Recipes for Summer

We all think of watermelon on a hot summer day, usually after a barbecue - most likely in the form of a cold slice. Kids love it because it is naturally sweet, juicy and delicious! July 4th weekend is approaching, so I thought it would be fun to try a few different ways of serving watermelon to change it up a bit and make it more nutritious, colorful and interesting. This first idea is a variation on the watermelon, basil tomato salad combination that has been popular lately, but with a fun &…
Heirloom Tomato & Beet Salad with Feta Cheese & Herbs

Heirloom Tomato & Beet Salad with Feta Cheese & Herbs

I love tomatoes, especially the beautiful colors of heirloom tomatoes. I cannot wait to pick them from my own garden this summer! But my local market had a wonderful selection now, so I decided to create a salad with the tomatoes, some sliced beets, radishes & fresh herbs, just to get into the summer mood. First wash your tomatoes and radishes and then slice them. After peeling and slicing the beets, simmer them in a pan until tender. While the beets are cooling, you can make a vinaigrette to pour over the salad…