Category Archives: seafood

Whatever You Do, Don’t Cut Your Noodles

Our daughter Julia, our delicious foodie, is Chinese by birth. I say by birth because we adopted Julia when she was 10 months old and, since then, she has lived right here in the good ole’ USA. The honest truth is that my girl is more comfortable noshing on a hot dog smothered in ketchup […]

Learning from The Master

I learned to entertain at home from a master: my mom. Years before there was Martha Stewart, Ina Garten or The Food Network, there was Patsy Fitzgibbons creating magical meals served at beautiful tables. And, I was lucky enough to have a ringside seat. It was Mom who taught me that advance planning is key; […]

The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated…

Well hello there! Remember me? Probably not. Just call me Caroline, your not so faithful food blogging friend. You know it is bad when your 11 year old niece calls you and asks you-ever so politely- just what you have been doing instead of blogging and oh, by the way, could you get off your […]

All about writing letters and aging well

Okay gang- huge apologies. I have been a “slacker blogger” recently- and for that I am sorry. But, it is summertime and there are just too many other things to do! And, I admit, I have been less chatty here because I have to save every iota of wittiness and humor for my daily letter […]

Crazy Heat

Okay- last week was hot- but this is ridiculous! The temperature has been triple digits (or just shy) for several days now. The plants are all drooping, the lawn is turning brown from the unrelenting sun and no one feels like moving outside. Even the pool feels warm. I keep reminding myself that back in […]

Cozy food for a wet summer day

Today the heavens opened up and the wind blew. Starting at about Noon, an umbrella or a slicker was a necessity. It was cold and damp and not very summery at all. Honestly, it was the perfect evening for soup- but there wasn’t time. By the time the weather did its’ thing, it was already […]

Calgon, Take Me Away

Today was a blur. It was chocker-block with appointments that moved me from one place to the other…to the city, then home, to other suburbs, to kids things, to doctors, grocery stores, PT people and vets. It was the kind of day in which you barely catch your breath, and, when you do, you realize […]

Crustacean cravings

I am in love. We have a new market nearby and it is 90,000 square feet of heaven. Fairway (for all you NYers, former NYers or wannabe NYers) just opened a mammoth store on the edge of Pelham Manor. It is truly the most incredible grocery I have ever seen. It has every possible gourmet […]

It’s good to be home

I’m back! Sorry to take so long to get back to business, but I needed a vacation from my vacation. We had a wonderful 10 days away and every one of us got a much needed dose of vitamin D as well as long, lazy days with no agenda. Though, come to think of it, […]

The Little Scallop that Could

Six or seven weeks ago I went out to dinner at Gramercy Tavern in NYC and had an amazing dish: scallops served in a rich onion broth and topped with more velvety, caramelized onions.  It was beyond heavenly and I have been thinking about it since.   This dish has rolled around my brain like a clandestine […]