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?