Category Archives: Gardening

Cozy Fall Meals

15th September 2014

Suddenly its fall and there is no turning back. I can’t believe how quickly the season changed this year. I’m quickly preparing myself for chilly mornings, cozy fires and Sunday night dinner parties.

My list of must-make recipes is endless this year, but I’m focused on trying to cook with as many local ingredients as possible. This summer we had our own garden at the house, and while it didn’t produce enough to feed all of us for the entire season, it did give me a few found respect for gardening. I’m counting the days until our brussel sprouts and cauliflower are ready!

Pesto Squash Noodles with Spaghetti and Burst Cherry Tomatoes

Pesto Squash Noodles with Spaghetti and Burst Cherry Tomatoes

Beef Stew with Parmesan Dumplings

Beef Stew with Parmesan Dumplings

Crispy Mustard-Roasted Chicken

Crispy Mustard-Roasted Chicken

Spicy Greens and Creamy Parmesan Bean Stew

Spicy Greens and Creamy Parmesan Bean Stew

Kale, Chickpea and Chicken Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Kale, Chickpea and Chicken Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Cannellini with Shredded Brussel Sprouts and Sausage

Cannellini with Shredded Brussel Sprouts and Sausage

What I’m Loving on Pinterest…

18th May 2011

Here is a peek at the things that get my heart racing on Pinterest right now…

Judy’s Garden(s)

4th April 2011

I’ve always loved beautiful gardens and admired the green thumbs that could make those gardens blossom and grow. I’ve not had so much luck in my short gardening career, and now know how much time, hard work and dedication it takes to succeed. I have also learned in recent years what a difference a great landscape designer/architect can make.

If you were lucky enough to sit down and enjoy the New York Times Design Magazine like me yesterday, you probably came across the great article about Judy Kameon of Elysian Landscapes. Judy’s career has lead her many places, but ultimately, she is now a very successful garden designer to the stars. Her client list includes Sofia Coppola, Marc Jacobs and The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs. I love her desert-chic style. It’s simple and elegant, but clever and quirky all at the same time.

Check out the entire NY Times article for more details. Enjoy some of my favorite images of Judy’s work below from her website.

Edible Evening

22nd August 2009

I ventured back to the New York Botanical Garden on Thursday night for the last “Edible Evening” of the summer. This week was titled “Preserving America’s Food Traditions,” with keynote speaker Josh Viertel, President of Slow Food USA. Slow Food started in Italy when Romans protested the opening of McDonald’s at the foot of the Spanish Steps. Since then it’s grown into a world-wide movement with over 18,000 members in the US.

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Once the sun went down, the stage was reset for the M Shanghai String Band on the conservatory lawn. I expected classical music, but was delightfully surprised by rockin’ Bluegrass! An altogether fabulous evening in the Bronx!

Beautiful photo of the conservatory by uptick from Flickr.