Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Trip to Citi Field

My first trip to Shea Stadium, I mean Citi Field.  Great day even though our team lost :: (

Approach to Citi Field with today's game on the board.

Right Field entrance.  Lots of kids today

View from our seats - 1st row!

Zoom in to the Mets dugout.  Hi Terry Collins!

David Wright at bat - my favorite Met!

Home run!

Did you notice the Big Apple in the previous picture?  Thought not.  Here's a close-up.

A nod to the NY Skyline that used to be over Shea.

The Shea Bridge

Shea Bridge plaque

Championship Trophy

Another one

Mr Met!  Really his statue in the Met Museum

Shea Stadium wood seats.  Citi's are made of plastic but were comfy.

The Original Met's home field and Shea.

Ebbets Field seats.  Don't look too comfy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Buttermilk Whole Wheat Rolls in a Jar

Who would have thought that you could bake in mason jars?  I found this fine recipe and tried it (with a few modifications.)

Here it is:

In a mixing bowl add:
1 Tablespoon dried yeast
1 Tablespoon Agave syrup
3 Tablespoons warm water
Let stand 5 minutes.

In a separate bowl combine 2 1/2 cups  whole wheat flour, 1 cup ap flour, 1 teaspoon salt.  In a separate bowl mix 1 cup buttermilk and 1 jumbo egg.  Beat egg in buttermilk for a minute.

Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture and beat for 2 minutes.  Mix in the 6 tablespoons butter, one at  a time.  Change to doughhook and beat for 5 minutes.  Remove dough and oil bowl with a teaspoon of olive oil.  Put dough back in and turn it over to make sure it is all oiled.  Cover with a towel and let rise for an hour.

Take a dozen glass mason jars and brush the inside with oil or melted butter. Sprinkle cornmeal or oatmeal on the bottom of the jars.  Punch dough down gently and cut into 12 pieces.  Roll them into a small ball and place in the jars.  Let rise for an hour. 

Brush with melted butter and sprinkle the top with a little olive oil.  Bake at 400 degrees F. for 22 minutes.  Remove and let cool.

Original recipe at:

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fourth of July at Hall Harbor, Stone Harbor, NJ

We spent the Fourth at our home at Hall Harbor in Stone Harbor, NJ this year.  We live on the top floor and   have a great view of the fireworks from our balcony.  We also love the view of the bays and the ocean as well as downtown Stone Harbor.  Here are a few pics and even a video - my first!  Hope you enjoy!
Watch the video!

Another Beauty!

Stone Harbor at night. Eastern view from our balcony.

Evening shot from our condo's southern, bayside view.

Some of these fireworks were amazing.

Two together

One of my favorites.

New front entrance sign