Friday, December 16, 2011
1. Prosecco is a perfect party drink...an Italian sparkling white wine, it is light, fizzy and affordable, and comes in beautiful bottles that I fill a big silver punch bowl with
2. White crudite: a platter or low glass cylinder of fennel slices, cauliflower florets, blanched white asparagus, endive leaves, and celery are perfect with an herbed yogurt/sour cream dip
3. Candlelight: soft lighting and lots of white candles create a wonderful ambience
4. Real glasses: I always stock up on inexpensive wine glasses at Ikea that I keep stored for parties...
so much nicer than plastic, and less costly than renting them.
5. I always welcome my guests with a drink and then tell them to make themselves at home and show them the bar where they can help themselves for the next drink
6. White flowers: I love simple big loose arrangements of amaryllis, paperwhites and tulips in glass cylinders or growing in terra cotta pots with moss as they will last the whole holiday season
Photograph by Jeff McNamara from At Home with Wedgwood by Tricia Foley
Friday, December 9, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
pumpkin ravioli with brown butter sage sauce
24 large pumpkin filled ravioli
2 bunches of fresh sage leaves, washed and dried
1/8-1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1tablespoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
prepare store bought pumpkin ravioli per directions.
while ravioli is cooking (8-10 minutes), prepare the sauce.
heat olive oil in skillet, and stir the sage leaves until crispy.
drain ravioli and bathe the ravioli in the skillet to absorb the flavored olive oil.place layers of parmesan, red pepper flakes, sage leaves, pine nuts with olive oil coated ravioli in platter
I found the last bunch of sage leaves in the herb garden and harvested them for my favorite fall ravioli...an easy recipe to stand on its own with a big salad, or accompany turkey leftovers this thanksgiving weekend!
photograph by matthew mead from autumn with matthew mead issue
Monday, November 21, 2011
although traditional Thanksgiving with my family is at my sister's home in the Hamptons, I aways have houseguests over the the weekend, and my new favorite menu includes pumpkin ravioli with a brown butter sage sauce...a big arugula salad with parmesan + pine nuts, and a hearty red wine...will be serving this menu to friends coming out to the new general store pop up shop this weekend!
Matthew Mead photographed our setting for his Autumn with Matthew Mead issue
still available on his website with recipes
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
no need for fussy table linens with this beautiful weathered wood table by roy hardin for the new general store...lanterns for candlelight, soft linen napkins weighted down by stones and big buffet plates make it simple and comfortable...a few pots of herbs add greenery and flavor...
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
signifying remembrance, a simple sprig of rosemary is perfect for each placesetting: decorative, fragrant, and useful for personal flavoring ...I love using it in salads, and soups, and to flavor caramelized onions, ratatouille, and grilled pizzas...
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
photographs by simon upton for set with style
Saturday, June 4, 2011
setting up trays for a buffet makes it easy and organized ...its always so tricky juggling plates and glasses and flatware while trying to put food on your plate!
I keep a stack of trays ready for action when I have too many guests for one table set for lunch or dinner...flatware is by david mellor, jasper conran china by wedgwood
Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
with mint from the garden...we have lots of beautiful carafes and bottles for sale this weekend at The New General Store...www.thenewgeneralstore.com
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
photographs by marili forastieri
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
www. Holiday...with MatthewMead
Friday, April 15, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
This tablesetting, a children's tea, was created for "At Home with Wedgwood" and children are still having tea with Peter Rabbit more than one hundred years after she
illustrated this story and created this china.
Miss Potter is a wonderful story of her life that fills in the blanks!
"At Home with Wedgwood"by Tricia Foley, photographs by Jeff McNamara