It’s the week before Christmas, and Rob and I have been to 4 parties in the last week. We’ve had too much to drink and way too much decadent foods to sample. So, we wanted something light and healthy for dinner. To begin our search we went to the Farm […]
Our daughter asked if I would be willing to spend 2 weeks in August watching her to girls Sophie (17) & Georgia (13). while she went to a writer’s conference in Vermont. I love these girls and of course said yes! Let me tell you about “babysitting” for a 17 year with a driver’s license, an evening job at a restaurant and her own car & a 13-year-old with a million friend within walking distance. I never saw them unless it was to go to the mall or out for lunch!
This recipe originally came from my Grandma Aman and is much coveted by family members. It’s a must autumn and winter delight. In fact, I was back in upstate New York this summer visiting our daughter and grandchildren and was soon asked to make a fresh batch of ketchup. My youngest sister Mary and I made a huge batch calling for 56pounds of tomatoes which took an entire day. Whew!! Our family typically serves this with pork and sauerkraut or meatloaf but there are many other possibilities such as hamburgers or pot roast. I usually double the recipe as peeling 14 pounds of tomatoes takes some time. Just bring a large pot of water to boil, drop in tomatoes and when they start to blister remove, cool and peel.
It’s a Foodie’s dream come true – homemade bread and pastries, real NY bagels, a huge variety of local cheeses, fresh seafood, BBQ, delicious New England Lobster rolls, flowers and much, much more.
It may not be fashionable these days, but we’ve always been meat lovers. And there’s nothing better than a great steak. And as far as we’re concerned the ‘top-shelf’ of steaks is a Delmonico.