Sunday, October 30, 2011

sunday brunch

in this stormy fall season, one of my favorite rituals on sundays is to make a frittata and rosemary roasted potatoes...a spicy bloody mary, and time to read the new york times is heaven. today's frittata is caramelized red onion, goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes, black olives, rosemary and red pepper flakes...i always run it under the broiler with grated parmesan to make it crisp and more flavorful ...fingerling potatoes from the farmstand drizzled with rosemary olive oil and a sprinkling of mint salt(both from the new general store) and tossed with fresh rosemary sprigs go in the oven at 450 degrees first for about 45 minutes...while the potatoes are roasting, I prepare the frittata...2-3 eggs whipped with a bit of water and herbs + red pepper flakes mixed in and then cooked in a cast iron skillet (turning the liquid under to cook)is my approach I also coat the pan with the sun dried tomato oil from the jar...then add the cheeses and other easy 1 hour meal that varies with the season and what's in the fridge!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

pumpkin style

from autumn with matthew mead
from autumn with matthew mead
from country living

Thursday, October 20, 2011

a visit with jane cumberbatch

just back from a week in london visiting my friends jane cumberbatch, catherine calvert and katrin cargill... brainstorming about new book ideas, and celebrating the publication of jane's new guide to simple living called Pure Style: Recipes for Everyday
her garden with its beautiful apple tree full of ripe green apples was ready for harvesting for her apple crumble recipe, one of many favorites in her book... can't wait to make it back at home with the fireplace burning and the kettle on!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

white halloween

now this is a halloween look i can live with...interpreted by matthew mead for his autumn issue! can't wait to make those ghost pound cake slices and get my white pumpkins ready...