Summer Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Peaches, Corn & Fresh Herbs

Summer Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Peaches, Corn & Fresh Herbs

Memorial Day is this weekend and I am planning meals that I can make when my family comes to visit our beach house. We just planted herbs in our garden and I love being able to go out and pick them fresh to add to summer dishes. Just the aroma makes me feel good! This pasta salad is really like summer in a bowl! It uses much of the produce we associate with summer and it goes well with any grilled meat or fish as a refreshing cold or room temperature side dish.…
Tomato, Zucchini & Basil Frittata with Mozzarella

Tomato, Zucchini & Basil Frittata with Mozzarella

There is nothing like a good frittata for brunch on the weekends. In fact they are a great idea for any meal - breakfast, lunch or dinner! Since I am in the Hamptons this weekend and the weather is mild, I planned a frittata to remind me of summer. I made one of my favorite combinations; tomato, zucchini and fresh basil with mozzarella cheese. Just breathing in the smell of the fresh basil makes me dream of the herb garden, tomatoes just off the vine, and the warm weather to come.... Frittatas are really…
Breezin’ Up At The Beach Cookbook

Breezin’ Up At The Beach Cookbook

My daughters and I are working together on a small cookbook to sell at our Breezin' Up stores. We are planning to market it along with a ticking stripe apron. We are calling it: "Breezin' Up At The Beach". It will make a wonderful hostess gift for our customers who are visiting friends at their beach houses! All three of us love to cook and we are all  into healthy food! Sean is a graphic artist and works for Breezin' Up, and Erin works at Sakaralife.com in NYC. - a fresh, organic meal delivery…
We Moved into the Hamptons Cottage at Last

We Moved into the Hamptons Cottage at Last

This week we finally moved into our newly "rebuilt" house in the Hamptons. It's been a long year without it, so I was pretty excited. The really nice part is that it has still retained the charming feel of the old cottage. Although it is much more spacious and has modern appliances & closets and a hand built artisan quality about it. The difficult part was unpacking the many boxes, but once we got through that tedious job, the fun part began. I had been decorating the house in my mind all year long…
The “New” Hamptons Cottage

The “New” Hamptons Cottage

Several years ago we bought a little cottage in the Hamptons. It was a great get-away place to spend summers and weekends - (just a few hours drive from Manhattan). We were so taken by the charming one acre backyard (which we knick-named "The Secret Garden") - that we overlooked the fact that there were only two bedrooms... After a few years of trying to squeeze everyone in when my children came to visit, we finally decided to add an addition to the house. The addition turned into a "teardown"..and before we knew…