Tag Archives: basil
Basil tomato pesto salmon, with balcony herbs
First sunny weekend without thunder, Jon and I hit up the Union Square farmersâ€™ market and planted herbs on the balcony. A few days later, and already the basil is thriving in the sunshine, bushing out, bursting upwards, to the … Continue reading
The Wednesday Tipple – Chianti and Anti Pasto
Back to New York with Jon, who evidently missed me because he’d filled the fridge with skim milk and yogurt, both of which I love, and he can totally live without. Also wine. Lots of wine.
This Dinner Will Get You Laid – That’s Amore – Movie Night Heirloom Tomato Pizza
Given that a giant NASA satelliteÂ is about to hit the earth, now might be the perfect moment for serious thought, some sober and appropriateÂ reflection. Possibly even philosophical or religious musings. Or denial.
The Monday treat – Roasted tomato preserve
Growing things has, on the whole, been less straightforward than we thought it would be.
The Wednesday Tipple â€“ Blackberry Fizz with melon, prosciutto and fresh herb dressing
I remember my Mum and Dad serving melon slices as a starter at dinner parties when my sister and I were little. The kind of party where my Mum would spritz on the Fendi perfume and ask us to pick … Continue reading
The Wednesday Tipple â€“ Blueberry Thyme gin Collins and herbed goat cheese toasts
A happy respite from the 100 degree heat in the city brings my friends out on the balcony to drink cocktails and watch the setting sun reflect in the windows.
Orecchiette with fresh tomato sauce
Itâ€™s been hot in New York. Did I mention it before? But as temperatures return to a more normal range (really hot, rather than really too hot) the affects of the weather on my friends is coming to light. Laura … Continue reading
The Wednesday Tipple – Hilary’s Basil Bliss and Peaches with Basil and Proscuitto
Itâ€™s beyond hot in NYC, and even though this is my 5th summer here, I am still taken aback when I walk out of the air conditioning into the sweaty heat of the city. The damage so far: One sunstroke, … Continue reading
The Monday Treat – Margherita-inspired Puff Pastry tarts
Something that Never Happens totally Happened this weekend. People have been talking about 900 Degrees, (the new pizza restaurant to hit the Village) all last week, and that led me to assume that it was open. So Jon and I … Continue reading
This Dinner Will Get You Laid – homemade pesto with spaghetti
It really feels as though spring has finally, joyfully, arrived in New York. Baby ducklings are waddling through the park, a bird has made its nest in the back of my friend Keithâ€™s air conditioner, which leaves him with something … Continue reading