Recipe - Ole NYC standard

When I lived in the West Village I would stay in many a night and make this little chicken dish for myself and then eat the left overs for a few days.  It seemed fancy since it had white wine in it with the "good Dijon."  It is best served with rice and a steamed or roasted veggie.  Last night I did asparagus.  See if you like it!

Dijon chicken with mushrooms and tomatos

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
1 pint cherry tomatos, sliced in half
1 pint button mushrooms, sliced
1 yellow onion, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 T capers
2.5 T dijon mustard
1 cup white wine (any will do)
Half lemon, juiced
Olive oil

Dice all veggies while chicken is browning in pan on medium-high heat with a bit a salt with 1 T olive oil.

Remove chicken from pan with tongs and set aside, lower heat to medium and add onion, saute for 8-10 minutes.

Add tomatos, mushrooms, wine, mustard, dash salt and pepper, turn heat up to high, once bubbling, turn to low, add chicken and capers and simmer for 12-15 minutes.  Add lemon juice right before serving.  Serve over rice and with other vegetable.



Be my guest - part one

I love guest rooms.  I think it is a space where one can experiment more with design; there is more freedom with a guest room.  I enjoy making my houseguests feel welcome and cozy in our home, and I wanted to share some of my thoughts for creating a warm room for guests to stay.

On my Christmas list this year is a glass carafe. It is a lovely personal touch for out of town guest on the bedside table.   Below are a few I found online to share.

Images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9


Friday round-up!

Back to Miami after a work and personal travel week.  I was in Montreal for a quick three-day trip last weekend - update to come asap.  Loved that city. 

This weekend we're headed to watch Alice in Wonderland at the Barnacle (coolest name for park) for a public showing and picnic.  Sunday is our first Dolphins game with R's work people. November, Miami, spouse work colleagues - outfit is very TBD.  

A couple things to share today:

We had THE best African Peanut Soup with Chicken and Sweet Potatos in Montreal. I am trying one asap. 

Holiday wreaths that are so beautiful and fun. 

Great Florida holiday wrapping paper

This purchase is probably happening soon. 

Hunting for a Christmas tree skirt that I find attractive/not outrageously expensive for two years now.   This one (gold) may do, still not sold...

This makes me tingly.