Thursday, November 13, 2014

Scallop Heaven

It has been a great season for bay scallops, they are plentiful and a little plumper than last year's.
Try this at home folks - bucatini with shiso pesto, spinach and tomato salad with a balsamic/dijon/walnut oil/ dressing, heat oil and butter in a pan 'til hot, sauté scallops for 30 seconds. Serve. Our 2014 Stonecrop rosé makes a perfect pairing.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Downstairs at Lovely Day

October evenings at the cozy downstairs bar - A glass of Stonecrop paired with seared salmon, sweet potato mash and market greens with orange cream dressing, just lovely.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Montauk's Famous Clam Chowder Contest

The Judges - We tasted 13 New England clam chowders on a gorgeous Sunday morning and it was announced later that day that Gosman's won 1st place! 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Three Fish Pies

The remainder of the smoked bluefish was put in the pies along with the freshly caught striped bass. We used Rick Stein's recipe which calls for 4 hardboiled eggs, a delicious addition - but instead of the potato topping we used Stephanie Alexander's shortcrust pastry recipe - quite possibly the best fish pie I have ever tasted, and my fisherman husband deserves all the credit for catching the fish and cooking, not one, but three pies.
I made a kale and tomato hash, the dinosaur kale freshly picked from the Montauk Community Garden and one juicy beefsteak from our garden - trying to make them last, just a couple left now. The changing of the season......but the stripers are here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

First Fall Dinner

We had our first real Fall dinner last night - kale from our garden gently cooked with shiitake mushrooms in sherry - the last of our beefsteak tomatoes  - sweet potatoes roasted with lemon and garlic. Captain Andy caught a nice striper at the 'elbow' near the Montauk Lighthouse so we baked it with oregano, celery and garlic. We ate at the kitchen table, just a wee bit too chilly to eat outside on the patio, a bittersweet time, mostly sweet, we have crisp days and cozy nights ahead, soups and stews on the stove and the stripers have returned in all their splendor. We wore socks and enjoyed our Montauk feast with a bottle of our rosé. Who says rosé is just for summertime?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Galette Duo

Just two things we made with our peach and pear glut - Alice Water's galette, recipe taken from The Art of Simple Cooking.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Montauk Harvest 2014 - What we are growing in the Northern Hemisphere

Tomatoes/white peaches/nashi pears

Nashi pear tree


White peach tree

White and purple fingerlings

Bartlett pears and tomatoes

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fat Radish & Stonecrop Pinot Noir

The Fat Radish located on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side serves up delicious comfort food with creative twists on the normal run-of-the-mill pubby grub food, inventive dishes such as the hearty celery root pot pie with black garlic and the perfectly divine Scotch egg are a great match with our award winning Stonecrop pinot noir now served by the glass.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Meanwhile back at Stonecrop vineyard - Harvest 2014

Andrew and Sally take turns on the tractor picking up bins in the Pinot Noir rows
Sally getting some help loading the grapes from Allen and Jim