Tag Archives: Lunch on the Terrace

Summertime on my Terrace

TIME FOR LUNCH……………you can join us.  I never do dinners……..so don’t

plan on that.  Wine and cheese at 7pm works too.  Just ring me up.

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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.

LUNCH on the TERRACE……..friends from London

 

Yesterday we had lunch at OLIO e PIU in the village………….today it was lunch on the terrace………..with the same darling dining companions………..

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with a lovely family who live in London……….and are in NY for a quick two-day vacation.

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Artichoke & Rosemary pasta with a mascarpone & peas sauce.

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Jara is studying  at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet Company in Dumbo.

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Jara and Donald…………trading their ballet stories………

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Michel……..Baudina and their lovely daughter Jara.  They are on their way back to London……

“Bon Voyage”

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LUNCH with friends on the TERRACE

Carolyn drove down from Vermont………bearing a goodie basket brimming with Vermont made specialties.  What a delight!

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Waiting for my guests to arrive……….

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Renate arrived from France………I sliced a Kohlrabi bulb for her……..sehr gut!

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Our sassy little morning dove arrived too………gave a koooo and expected us to toss over  few of the sesame seeds from our loaf of bread.

 

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It was the first time I met ANNA………a delightful girl………..[and an accomplished pianist].

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Salt and pepper critters watching over the butter cookies.

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Zinnias being my favorite flower………….I have to have bunches of them all summer.

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Spaghetti squash strands are three feet long.

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Champagne grapes…………oh soooooooo sweet.  Like perfume.

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Trader Joe does a sesame loaf that is so fresh …….it nearly melts in your mouth.

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Vermont Cheddar and Summer Sausage……yellow carrots…….shredded kohlrabi.

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Ultra sweet pflaumen…………mesclun……….and a squeeze of lemon .

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The green fish actually gurgles when you pour……….AND sometimes he spits.

 

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Peaches and nectarines…………sherbet and Trader Joe’s Vanilla…….napped with a generous pour of champagne grape juice………….a wonderful finish to a delightful lunch with friends.

 

LUNCH with my friends from the ROYAL BALLET

Lunch on the terrace with my friends from the Royal Ballet.

They are a lovely and sweet family……..I adore them all.

ALEX

ALEX

RAW okra

RAW okra

Douggie & Annette

Douggie & Annette

Hail Brittania.......

Hail Brittania…….

LUNCH

LUNCH

Lemon Verbena tea

Lemon Verbena tea

Brother and sister

Brother and sister

New Ballerina

New Ballerina

Actor

Actor

Mom and daughter

Mom and daughter

Doug

Doug

Annette......ballerina

Annette……ballerina

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They are a lovely and sweet family……..I adore them all……..and enjoy their visit every time they fly over to New York.

 

La vie BOHEME with Pizza and Beer

FUN WITH BRITISH FRIENDS…….throw in a pizza and a few brews……..and it was a delightful Saturday afternoon.

CLICK ON the cutie of your choice for up-close and personal

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Alex, Ferris and Rich are here for the summer from England…….working as tennis instructors at a club in New Jersey.

ILONA and her Friends at LUNCH

After a frantic 10 days of NY FASHION WEEK Spring 2014…….we all needed a quiet lunch on my terrace.

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Friday  started off very iffy!  Very overcast.

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Mr. Mourning Dove drops in every morning.  We call him “Coo Coo”.  He hangs around for about an hour…..but keeps an eye out for the Kestral who nests  on the tower next to us.

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Finally……the sun decided to peek out

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Don set up a couple of tables on the terrace

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I picked up some flowers at our local farmers market.

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There was a chance of showers……so Don set up the umbrellas.

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I have never tried the wines of Long Island……..decided to give Peconic a try  [way too dry].

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CHICKEN SALAD.  The trick is to cut the mayo by half and mix in whipped cream.

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Eric, Jane, Margo ILONA and Shelly.

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Lady Jane digs in.

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Trader Joe provided the Macarons.  Eat them frozen.  Delish

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I tried on Ilona’s Karen Walker sunglasses.

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They look better on ILONA!  What style!

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Margo………an art student at Parsons…..and oh so talented.

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Margo…..ILONA and Jane.  Three delightful ladies.

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ILONA in my art studio……..and a few naked cowboys.  At 95 she is still kicking up her heels.

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She played several sonatas for us.  Loverly!

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Perusing Kaffe Fassett’s book………and autobio on his very fascinating life.

CLICK ON his site………it is exciting.

http://www.kaffefassett.com/Home.html

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Ilona’s friend Erik……..off to a meeting with a director………but stopped in to say hello.

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Sherbet………..blackberry sauce……raspberries and whipped cream.

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ILONA loves whipped cream.  Ate two bowls.  Finger licking good!

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Gardenia from my garden.  Exotic scent for an exotic lady.