Archive for November, 2011

passion fruit breakfast

photos: m&j

Okay, it’s not technically local or seasonal here in NYC. But one nice thing about this time of year is that the tropical fruits start to show up at the grocery store and our hands down favorite is the aromatic and mouth-puckeringly delicious passion fruit. So easy with a house full of relatives – enjoy it spooned over yoghurt or just eaten out of its own, wrinkly, egg-like bowl – what on earth could be sunnier when it’s just plain freezing out? Makes us want to move to Sydney!

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delicious roasted veg

photos: m&j

Easy and pleasing to serve to a table of hungry guests: slow roast seasonal veggies of your choice taste great with olive oil, salt, pepper, zesty lemon rind and some lovely fresh sprigs of thyme to compliment their own wonderful flavor.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

photo: m&j

Nothing like a home made gift of pumpkin pie – thanks for the delicious treat Josh, Libby & CeCe!!!

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11.11.11 11.11.11 celebration!

photos: m&j

At 11:11 on Friday, November 11th, 2011 we each made a special wish and celebrated our favorite and most magical number in quintuplicate with close friends, delicious chocolate ganache cupcakes from Inatesso Cafe in Battery Park City and a little toast of bubbly!

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post-Halloween cocktail snacks

photos: m&j

Who doesn’t like a little savory snack at cocktail hour? We love the idea of making the most of what’s local and seasonal by whipping up some roasted pumpkin seeds – perfect for any fortified occasion!

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roasted pumpkin seeds

photos: m&j

The extra added bonus of making our jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pies this season is the bounty of crunchy, savory seeds we get to roast up with a little butter, olive oil and lots of delicious Maldon sea salt!

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a 26-year-old work of art

photos of journal: m&j, Illustration and all artwork: Marvin Davis

This gorgeous treasure of a journal from an Italy trip taken in November, 1985, belongs to our dear and fabulous foodie friends, Marvin and Cathie. We can only imagine what a grand adventure they took – in the Henry James style – one that allowed them to eat at all the finest restaurants that Rome, Venice, Tuscany and Milan had to offer, while still reserving the precious time to relax, sip wine, sketch and just do nothing and “be” the Italian way. Marvin, your drawings are beautiful and the two of you are our culinary adventure heroes!

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