Haute n the Kitchen

Entertaining Inspired by my Travels & Traditions

Cut me a little slack for just getting around to sharing with you the wonderful July 20th farm to table dinner at the Martyn House. Not only did I have to drive back to NYC with dog and BFF in tow, the BFF stayed for another week which seriously cut into any extra blogging time …

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I find this to be the most awkward, uncomfortable week of the year for me. Long gone the years where I would be back on a campus, excited for the semester ahead and re-acquainting with friends, after an adventurous action-packed Summer. As an unmarried professional woman, this week is sort of like white Sunbeam bread. …

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The Romans referred to the dog days as diēs caniculārēs and associated the hot weather with the star Sirius. They considered Sirius to be the “Dog Star” because it is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). Sirius is also the brightest star in the night sky. Dog Days were popularly believed to be an evil time “the …

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Welcome to Summer!  I don’t know where you live but the first day of Summer announced herself in a super “haute” way, here in NYC. Wearing a healthy dose of humidity and a 95 degree blanket; she swept across the five boroughs leaving brows sweating and breathes panting. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE SUMMER! …

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Why does New Years always have to be champagne & caviar? Who said it has to be silver and sequins? I, being a huge fan of the aforementioned, have always embraced the traditional theme. However, sitting here with a lingering sniffle & cough, I feel like being cozy, come New Years Eve. Oh yes, I …

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There is no more beautiful (and potentially feisty) bird than the peacock. Yeah, I hear your Swan song but a swan is just white (sometimes black and disturbing) with a long neck. What other bird in the kingdom can prance around the yard, and with no warning, flash open a fan of the most amazing …

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16 Days til Christmas! While we are not quite having visions of sugar plums just yet, the reality of the Holiday Season has definitely set in. Along with much colder temperatures here in NYC. I wouldn’t even mind seeing a few flurries just to really make it official. While RSVPing to my first Holiday Party …

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