Sunday, April 28, 2013

21 Club

Jockeys from different stables light the way to
21 Club
While dining, we sat next to Donald Trump!!
You never know who you're going to see in this NY

Jockey with the colors from Rokeby Stables in Virginia.  Proper
attire is still the norm for "21".  No jeans! Jackets and ties
and ladies dressed as ladies are what you'll find here along with
an award winning wine list, sumptuous American cuisine and
discreetly attentive service.. 

The Great Gatsby at Brooks Brothers on Madison

Brooks Brothers spring collection features
clothing from the movies The Great Gatsby. the talk of the town in one of these
fabulous blazers!

Men's straw hats from the Gatsby era are
featured on the First Floor of the
346 Madison Avenue Store.

The displays throughout the entire store are so elegant but the
First Floor takes the cake!

These outfits were in the movie.  Brooks Brothers
made all of the men's clothing...not the women's.

More clothing from the movies along with bottles and bottles of

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Wentworth Mansion - Charleston, SC - Plantation Rice Flour Pancakes

Here's the recipe for these yummy pancakes!

12 oz. Cake Flour
4 oz. Rice Flour
2 oz. Sugar
2 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Baking Soda
Sift all of the above together into a bowl.
4 eggs
32 oz. Buttermilk
4 oz. Melted butter
1 T. Vanilla extract
Mix all of these 4 ingredients together and pour into the dry ingredients.  Whisk just until they all combine.
There should be some lumps in the mix.  Heat a griddle to 375 degrees or heat a skillet/frying pan over medium heat. 
Pour  a ladle full of mix onto the hot surface, should be about 4 inches in diameter.  Wait for the topside
of the pancakes to bubble, then flip over.
 Wait for the underside of the pancake to brown, take off heat and sere immediately.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes 2 dozen pancakes

The above recipe is from Executive Chef Marc Collins
Photo of the pancakes compliments of the Chef.

The Rice flour is a nod to Charleston's rich history of rice production!

Recently, we were contacted by the Wentworth Mansion as a result of
a recent posting on our blog. 
It puts you in the mood for Downton Abbey!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lovely Spring Morning

Mr. Fur sits on his famous English Garden bench.  This beautiful
sunny morning is something to behold.

Spring...a time of renewal.  Everything is fresh and new
in the gardens. 

This print belongs to the culprit who tore down
our suet bird feeder.  Whoever it was...perhaps a
raccoon, had quite a feast two nights ago.  I must
get a book on animal tracks!  Oh...there's always
the Internet but books are best!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Chatham Village Antiques...Don't Miss It!

Chatham Village Antiques
471 Main Street
Chatham (On Cape Cod) Massachusetts

The shop along Main Street is filled with tons of treasures!

Each little nook is color coordinated with all kinds of
vintage items. Lamps, china, linens, serving pieces and
so much more can be found here.

Chatham has many interesting shops but this is our favorite. 
Also try...
Gustare Oils and Vinegars
425 Main Street, Chatham, MA
Island Pursuit
482 Main Street, Chatham, MA
for high end casual clothing for men and women.

Patriot's Day 2013 in Massachusetts...A day we will never forget.

As we celebrated Patriot's Day, the "shot heard round the world", the
start of the American Revolution, we are reminded of those evil beings
wanting to hurt Americans.  As our Patriots did over 200 years ago,
we must unite and continue to be true to our freedom and cause.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the innocent victims, all who responded
and the families from which they came. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Peter Rabbit Cookies!

Peter Rabbit cookies made with the recipe
"Lemon-Butter Easter Egg Cookies with Royal Icing"
From Two Sisters and the Silver Spoon Cook Book - Page 229

Simple, Easy and FUN!!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Post Easter Parade

Chocolate nests fill the basket as a favor to take home.

The Menu is ready and fit for all of the guests scheduled to arrive
around 1:30 PM.

Marshmallow Pops in an apothecary container...idea from Pinterest!

Our Mother's Fostoria glasses and pitcher along with lovely trays
from Michel Designs are ready for use.

Everyone likes to sit together on the porch where we have been
all celebrating Easter for 30 years!

Mr. Fur investigates a basket delivered by the Easter Bunny!

Platters and other dishes await the arrival of food for the
Easter Buffet Luncheon.  You can see post-it notes marking
the spots for easy placement as the luncheon draws near.