Its Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas

        Its a few weeks before its all on board for holidays. My son Griffin and I decided to see an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum.When I got back I worked on dinner. This is one that I created. I took two whole Pork loins

Then I butterflied them,Then I lined the Pork Loins with Prosciutto I added some broccoli rabe

First then cooled quickly in an ice bathI covered the prosciutto                                         Then I added some sautéed scallions and celery, garlic, sage, salt and  pepper.

Then I tied up this cute little baby!

I browned the pork on the top of the stove, added some chicken broth on the bottom of the pan. About a cup and a half, Finally I put it in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes.Let the Pork rest for 20 minutes then remove strings and slice.

Wahla!!

I was on a roll this day, so while this was going on I made 2 other sides!

Sliced up deseeded with the skin on 

I tossed with olive oil and baked at 350 for 20 25 minutes until fork tender.

I put on a sheet pan. I I then added mustard seeds fresh ground salt and pepper. Finally I put this whole crazy thing on top of a bed of arugula and served at room temperature.Finally I added some pomegranate seeds and tossed with a vinaigrette

on to the cauliflower!

I cut the cauliflower into florets. I had some hazel nuts in the cabinet so I roasted those in the for about 20 minutes until the skins are browned. Once cooled you rub the hazel nuts to get the skins come off and they look like this;

Then chop into small pieces

I also added some shallots sliced, and Brussel sprouts and some carrotsI served the cauliflower warm with a dressing based on mayonnaise and buttermilk.

I was on a roll that week.!!!!

Whew!!!

Falling For You

I’m not ready! According to the calendar we are in fall but it was sunny and in the 70’s last weekend on  Fire Island. The day trippers were gone. The diehards; (owners), are here. Its quiet and beautiful. I grabbed my clippers and went around snipping fall foliage from all the neighborhood yards. The rainbow colors of the foliage and the crisp feel in the air, as sad as it was, that summer is over, was awe inspiring. Continue reading

We Are the World

 

I was thinking about my friends all over the world today. We have only one planet that we must share, hopefully  with love and peace.

My heart particularly cries for the people of Puerto Rico and the families of the hideous slaughter of the innocent people in Las Vegas.

I wanted to reach out to all of them with some International Cuisine. Continue reading

Houston we have a problem

The words spoken by the commander of the Apollo 13 , Jim Lovell, to NASA Mission control were actually: “Uh, Houston we’ve had a problem”….

Reporting the explosion that crippled their aircraft.

The devastation in Houston last week was beyond anyone’s comprehension.

Earth we have a problem!!!!! Continue reading