Category Archives: Tom’s Cuisine

LUNCH on the Terrace on a lovely Saturday afternoon

Julie is visiting from France so I put together a vegetarian lunch and invited Barbara and Paul to join us.

Paul baked a cheesecake…………it was sublime.

Today at the Farmers Market……….MUSHROOMS

HEN OF THE WOODS………Maitake……..Shiitaki……..such wonderful earthy tastes…………available at my local Farmers Market……….every Sunday morning.


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I bought three baskets…………dinner will be a medley of “stirfry”.

BAKERS BOUNTY……….where I get my daily bread

The bakery sells their goodies at Richard Tucker Park on Thursdays and Saturdays……..a block from Lincoln Center.

Upper West Siders make it a point to get there baked goods here at BAKERS BOUNTY twice a week…….and Edwardo makes recommendations that will please your palette.

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MENU SHOPPING for a Birthday Party

When I plan a party……….the fun is shopping for the ingredients.  I don’t plan it out…..I simply go for the visuals………schlepp it all back to my apartment…….and then start putting it together.

Rosemary and garlic roasted chickens from Citarella.

Coffee beans from Chelsea Market

Fish from Chinatown

Bread from Balthazar

The cake was too much…OUT…..[the doormen got to eat it].  The macarons were over the top……so I ate them.  The pastries made the cut.

I did not serve the PANFORTE di SIENNA.………I bought it because I loved the art on the wrapper.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Me

Tommie Mouse [the artist]………and Donnie Mouse [the writer]……….let’s celebrate.

CAKE TIME !!!

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I created the diorama……an artist [Odile Bailloeul] designed the mice.  My friend in Paris, Ms. Baudina sewed up the mice.  My sister Wini and her friend Sharon designed and sewed the costumes.

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I made the cake.   My friend Diane sent me the P A R T Y banner.

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Cake knife from Gracious Home [the STORE]……not my friend Sue who has a very gracious home.  How many candles in that pocket?

HAT and TIE designed by me.

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DONNIE MOUSE with spoon in hand…………and his new party hat.

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CAKE TIME !!!

MY TERRACE……..glowing in Autumn colors

Autumn………..cool nights……warm days………has turned my terrace garden into a blaze of color.

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The sunsets have been spectacular.  I call them……”Montana Skies”

 

 

Lunch with ILONA on the terrace

 

Ilona had a “shoot” today at ABC studios…………..for a part in a possible PILOT for a new series.

So……….we celebrated with a lunch on the terrace.

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CLICK ON…………..for her “close up”.

It was a delightful afternoon……….and Ilona makes it special.