Sunday, February 26, 2012

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day
New York City
February 14, 2012

On Valentine's Day I happened to be preparing food for some visiting friends, Paulo Roberto, his wife Nonata and their children, to take with them on their trip from New York City to Washington D.C. 

Washed first with hot water and lemon to take off all the yellow fat and the small hairs; this makes a big difference in the smell and taste of the chicken, otherwise it will just smell like wet feathers. This is why American chicken is so disgusting because they don't know how to wash properly. Marinated overnight with garlic, black pepper, rosemary, olive oil, paprika, French Atlantic sea salt, and a little cardamom.

I put a glass in it's butt so that it could roast standing up.

Ursula asked if the glass was going to break but I assured her it wouldn't.

April and Lemoni helped me wrap it in tin-foil to seal in moisture.

After we put it in the oven we ate the chocolate covered heart of strawberries that Ursula made for us.

Then there was a loud explosion from the oven as the pyrex dish exploded, the glass remained intact.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Two Dinners at Home

Two Dinners at Home
W. 118th St., Harlem, New York
January 28th and February 5th, 2012

This is a pork roast prepared the same way as New Year's just a smaller version. 

These are baked potatoes that were rolled in black pepper and salt

Stir-fry in new wok!

With chicken and tofu

Sunday, February 5, 2012

One Night Vacation in Rye

Rye, New York
February 4, 2012

On Saturday morning our friend John called to invite us all to his family's house in Westchester. We went, happy to change things up a little and we had a nice time! We brought pork ribs to cook and made a pasta too.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Quiet Dinners at Home

New York City
January, 2012

Home-made crust!

Simple and delicious! Fresh tomatoes and mozzarella from the Farmer's Market, with oil we brought back from Italy, salt and black pepper. With a side of risotto with garden herbs

Mushroom risotto

From the Archives

May 28, 2011
New York City

The table was on the upstairs balcony...

Watermelon Arc 

And the party was in the backyard!