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Category: Ina Garten

Ina Garten’s Fresh Peach Cake

Ina Garten’s Fresh Peach Cake

There’s nothing more luscious than a fresh summer peach. On Long Island, this year’s crop has been even more luscious than usual. Before we switch over to Fall’s Apples, bake this Fresh Peach Cake. It’s from Ina Garten so right off you know it’s going…

Seared Salmon with Citrus and Herb Salad from Lidey Heuck

Seared Salmon with Citrus and Herb Salad from Lidey Heuck

Dinner Party on a weeknight? Why not when you can pull this dinner together before the doorbell rings. Our friend Laura was here from Colorado this week. And the only night we were mutually free was a Tuesday.  So much for cooking an elaborate meal…

Ina Garten’s Winter Minestrone

Ina Garten’s Winter Minestrone

Soup-making brings memories of home. I love to make soup.  It brings to mind one of my favorite memories of my mother.  Not that she ever made soup.  Her sister, however, was an inveterate soup maker.  She started from scratch and made her own stocks.…

The Bridgehampton Inn’s Braised Short Ribs

The Bridgehampton Inn’s Braised Short Ribs

A New Cookbook Takes Us on a Family Adventure unlike any other. If you’re like me, you read Cookbooks the way other people read novels.  That’s why I was particularly taken with Sybille Van Kempen’s superb new book “2266 Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant”,  A Look…

Ina Garten’s Roasted Salmon Tacos and How to find the perfect Avocado to make them.

Ina Garten’s Roasted Salmon Tacos and How to find the perfect Avocado to make them.

You’ve got to hand it to Ina Garten.  You might have thought that Tacos were out of her wheelhouse. But no. This recipe, from her  TV series “Cook Like a Pro”, was served up on a recent program and labelled “Weeknight Dinners”.  It’s that alright:…

A riff on Ina Garten’s Chicken Salad Veronique

A riff on Ina Garten’s Chicken Salad Veronique

One of the best things to have in the refrigerator in summer is a large quantity of chicken salad.  You can serve it on a bed of lettuce or make it into sandwiches.  You make it once and you have it all week. And I…

Today’s Post requires No Cooking…it’s all about creating a stunning table in tune with the season

Today’s Post requires No Cooking…it’s all about creating a stunning table in tune with the season

Michael and Jim of The Bridgehampton Florist are two of our best buddies.  They are also two of the most wildly talented individuals you could ever meet.   And just one of the things they do that sets them apart are tablesettings that are just out…

The All-Time Greatest Chocolate Cake: Beatty’s Chocolate Cake

       As some of you know, Andrew and I have embarked on what we have named “Andrew and Monte’s 130th Birthday Trip”.  That’s our combined birthday this year and we’re celebrating with a trip to Europe.  Believe me, you will hear all about it.  But in…

A gorgeous addition to any Easter Table….Andrew decks out Ina Garten’s Coconut Cupcakes and Chewing the Fat celebrates our One Millionth reader!

Coconut Cupcakes that Andrew eggified for Easter!     In the run-up to Easter, we’ve had snow, sun and cold temperatures earlier this week that feel more like winter than spring. It’s warmed up at last and here’s how we celebrated. And, after Andrew added…

Ina Garten’s Roasted Shrimp with Feta

          Shrimp is far and away the popular seafood in the country and has been for at least the last 10 years.  Nothing comes remotely close to per capita shrimp consumption which hit 3.6 lbs. last year.  Just for comparison, salmon catapulted…

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

         I am a huge fan of Ina Garten or as a friend of mine once said “What’s not to like?”  Ina makes great food accessible to even the most amateur cook.  This may be because Ina herself is a completely self-taught home cook.  She…

Roasted Shrimp Salad with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Avocado

Roasted Shrimp Salad with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Avocado

        Last Sunday, we gave a pool party for our god-daughter.  It’s an annual event to celebrate her birthday for the four of us who are called “The Uncles”.  Andrew and I and Terry and Shawn have watched Olivia grow up and we’ve been there…