A Morning Walk

November 29, 2012

Last weekend I woke up to a beautiful snowfall and decided it was the perfect morning to grab what breakfast food I could find in the kitchen and take a relaxing walk at nearby Beaver Lake in Baldwinsville, NY. Within about 5 minutes I threw together a bag of croissants, heated up some hot cocoa, and grabbed some berries, granola and yogurt. It was a great winter preview to get ready for the fun-filled skiing adventures, cozy fires and chunky knit scarves to come.

Sunday Breakfast

Blueberries

Lakeview Trail

Yogurt, dried bananas, granola and berries

Hot Cocoa

Granola & Fruit

Hot Cocoa

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Weekend’s Here

August 17, 2012

It’s that time of the week when New Yorkers hop on their respective modes of transportation, be it car, train, plane or boat, to escape the city’s August heat and cool down by the water. Here’s a recent beach picnic we had out in Amagansett featuring some of the town’s favorite sandwiches from Mary’s Marvelous and Hampton Chutney. Where are you off to this weekend?

Pretzels on the beach

 

Egg & cheese and Pesto sandwiches

 

Egg & cheese

Pesto sandwich 

 

Happy Memorial Day!

May 28, 2012

Wishing everyone a wonderful day filled with friends, family and picnics! x

Pizza frite and Brownie a la mode

Brownies & Pizza frite

Picnic at the Falls

September 16, 2011

You don’t feel much more freedom than driving along the wide open roads of South Iceland’s countryside. Passing through one of the few small towns, consisting of a mere two or three buildings, we stumbled upon a farmers market that had fresh pastries, veggies and homemade breads. Perfect for an afternoon picnic at at the foot of the waterfalls. With limited supplies it was more of a random food sampling than lunch menu, but you don’t need much to satisfy your tastebuds with that kind of scenery. Fueled up we were ready to explore the glaciers.

Happy Friday!

Kleinur, Iceland's answer to doughnuts and Kryddbraud, their answer to a cinnamon spice bread

Traditional Icelandic flatbread with fresh tomatoes from the market

Skogafoss

Pizza-style pastry

Cinnamon glazed pastry

Pig Roast

July 26, 2011

Although not the most beautiful looking food shots, pig roasts have become such a tradition in today’s food culture, I just had to post it. This past weekend, two wonderful friends of mine got married in Ellicottville in Western New York, and to keep the festivities going all weekend long, had a pig roast at the family camp Sunday afternoon. Other highlights included picnic favorites– the famous salt potatoes of Syracuse and steamed corn on the cob.

Preparing the pig

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with homemade BBQ sauce

Happy Memorial Day!

May 30, 2011

Wishing everyone a wonderful Memorial Day filled with plentiful barbecues, picnics, sunshine and relaxation.

Little Red Lighthouse and some grilled vegetables

Four cheese toropitas

Olive and rosemary crisps

Mini hotdogs