Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas 2015


above two photos: A fire-side lunch at the historic Hoffman House Tavern in Kingston, NY. We lucked out with a the daily special of a house-made veggie burger, crafted from corn, black beans and brown rice.

Arabella Page is ready to open some presents!




above three photos: Dinner and drinks on a rainy, foggy night at our local inn, The Diamond Mills Hotel.


Peppermint Cupcakes baked and decorated by Mother.


above two photos: Lunch at Crossroads Brewing Company in Athens, NY was followed by a very chilly tour of the hamlet's historic architecture. Other memorable meals during the holidays included Savona's Trattoria and Le Canard Enchaine, both in Kingston, Santa Fe Woodstock in the newly opened Hotel Dylan, our local "Cheers" a/k/a Miss Lucy's Kitchen and brunch at Hudson, NY's gorgeous Swoon Kitchenbar.


above two photos: Baked Gnocchi with Escarole and Roasted Tomatoes

Cocktails with Mother, Lloyd and Arabella 

Early AM coffee with Lloyd and (a very sleepy) Arabella

Arabella stays glued to her Mimi's side, especially during meal preparation!


above two photos: Mother/Mimi handcrafts empanadas by rolling out pastry dough, filling and sealing it and baking until puffed and golden.


Empanadas Two WaysBanana and Cheese & Tuna and Caper 

AND CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER!

Butternut Squash and Honeycrisp Bisque with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Cumin Croutons

Black-Eyed Pea Pate with Toast Points, Garden Salad and Pickled Green Tomatoes

Mother's homemade Yeast Rolls and Bread



above three photos: Sitting Down to the Holiday Feast


above two photos: Diver Scallops on Celery Root Puree with Mache Leaves and Walnut Oil. Our last two courses included a cheese plate with local honey and Baked Cranberries, Apples and Pecans.


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