Food & Drink

by Rona Boyer
No one can slice as consistently by hand as you can with a mandoline, quickly and easily making paper-thin or thicker slices of cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, apples, pears, and so on. They come in plastic or stainless steel. I have seen prices from $22 to $200, depending upon how many extra functions you want. But if you want to make many of these cucumber recipes easily,...
by Rona Boyer
This beautifully hand-painted ceramic tableware is representative of the Neapolitan school of painting and glazing decorative art in the bright colors of Italy's Salerno.  The dishes are both dishwasher- and oven-safe and would dress up any table or kitchen where good tasting food is served. Cerasella created a special design for the California based chain of 21 authentic Italian restaurants. They are...
by Rona Boyer
I got to the Farmer's Market later than usual—11:30and I found that almost everything from Stonewood Farm was sold out already. I will have to go back to my early morning habits. 
by Rona Boyer
If you really want to, you can mix your own teriyaki marinade (by combining equal parts of water and soy sauce and adding brown sugar, lemon juice, and crushed garlic). Or purchase a ready-made bottle.  It makes for a delicious marinade that works well with pork, beef or chicken.  If you enjoy these recipes on the grill, you can try them in the oven over the winter. They are just as good, but not quite as much fun. 
by Rona Boyer
Marinades have two purposes: to tenderize and to enhance the flavor of meat, fish, poultry or even veggies before they are cooked. To my mind, if you have a great steak that is naturally tender and flavorful, it is a culinary crime to marinate it. An average piece of meat, however, can be much improved with a good marinade. To help you master the art of marinating, I have put together a short explanation...
by Rona Boyer
Paul, where were you raised, and how did you get to Millbrook? I was raised in Scarsdale, I earned my BA at Georgetown University, worked for Irving Trust, and then became involved in rehabilitating broken companies. In 2001 I became founder and Managing Partner of Longroad Asset Management, LLC.  
by Rona Boyer
This very easy and quick recipe turns disappointing strawberries into a delicious marmalade to be added to ice cream for dessert, smeared on toast for a breakfast or on biscuits for a snack.  If the strawberries are overripe just cut away the offending spots and use the rest.