Everyone knows about our typical St. Paddy’s Day tradition in Rockaway. A day that starts at the Honan house for breakfast, then the parade and then to my parents house for the traditional Irish feast. I have to say this years menu may have been the best. One item that has been there year in and year out, is our shepherd’s pie. One year back in college after doing the all day partying, me and my Manhattan College crew came back to my parents house and warmed up the shepherd’s […]
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I’ve finally gotten around to posting our Christmas Eve Baccalà ball recipe which some of you have expressed interest in. It’s a long process but tradition warrants this meal a must on Christmas Eve. A Sicilian tradition on the Feast of the Seven Fishes: “The most famous dish Southern Italians are known for is baccalà (salted cod fish). The custom of celebrating with a simple fish such as baccalà is attributed to the greatly impoverished regions of Southern Italy.” I was thinking though, why only make this once a year? It’s essentially a finger food, perfect for […]
Grandma Mary’s Artichoke Pie is actually quiche. I don’t know why we call it pie, we just do. I never thought twice about it until I asked my Grandmother about the recipe. Grandma Mary worked at the A&P on Jamaica Ave in Belrose for 23 years. By the time she retired, Grandma was making about $20 an hour which was a lot back then. We called her money bags! She seemed to enjoy her work – she was known as a great bag-packer. She new about the sales first and that pleased […]
As Easter approaches, I am reminded of my days as a little girl in Ozone Park awaiting wearing a lovely new dress, shiny patent leather shoes, a wide-brimmed hat and the arrival of the Easter bunny with lots of chocolate and jelly beans. We wore the pretty dress and hat for church and the sweets would be there in the basket when we got home. There were some other connections to the taste of Easter with the Italian pastries that included grain pie and sweet bread with colored hard-boiled eggs […]
I’m so thankful to have had 32 years of good health, happiness and God’s blessings. Every year on my birthday I can’t help but think of the people I love most, as I wouldn’t be the person I am today without my family and friends. This year, I’m especially thinking of how grateful I am for my two extraordinary big sisters. I look up to them in so many ways and the bond we have will only grow stronger as the three of us grow older. Thank you sisters for being the […]
It’s a hit! I’ve been experimenting with dips the past few weeks, in particular a spinach-artichoke. This rendition includes an extra sharp provolone which gives it the “punch” I was looking for. I like using BelGioioso, it’s a quality cheese and it’s reasonably priced (9 oz. for $6). If you have a food processor this recipe is a quickie (I’ve been obsessed with mine lately). The garlic, onion, tomato and artichokes can be chopped all at once! Add the mixture prepared in the food processor to the spinach, cheese, mayo and […]
Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas and Holiday Season!
We’ll be at the market this Dec. 8th doing a bit of Christmas shopping. Drinks and Brunch (see below for menu) served in the tap room and the market is in the hall. Let’s shop local Ridgewood! Hope to see you there! – Sunday, December 8th 2013 – Sunday, December 15th 2013 – 11 AM to 5 PM! – Handmade, Artisan, and Vintage Gifts! – Food, Pastries, Brunch, Alcohol and more!!! Gottscheer Hall!! – 657 Fairview Ave Ridgewood, NY 11385 MENU In addition to standard bar menu, Gottscheer Hall will be offering […]
Fiver and I are true kindred spirits– we both love seasonal decorations! Yes, this is happening… submit your cute cat pic to cutecatpic[at]theglorifiedtomato.com. What’s the best way to insure your cute cat will make the cut? Pictures of your kitty in the kitchen, eating or playing with food are preferred!