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Good morning and happy Monday. Yuck with this humidity. I gotta say, I did not have a good eating weekend. Well, let me rephrase that. I did not have a healthy eating weekend. What I ate was actually delicious. Started out Friday night at Peniche, where chef Christian Petroni is fooling around with cocas, the Spanish version of pizza.

This one had figs, bacon and gorgonzola. It was delicious.

We had a bunch of other tapas, too, but for FP’s sake, I gotta show you the sliders.


On Saturday I hit a terrific estate sale in Dobbs Ferry where I picked up this lovely fish poacher for a cool five bucks:

Then I went to Q Restaurant for lunch — and to pick up takeout for dinner. My husband and I shared wings. I ate two. But we finished the fries:

Then we stopped by Mount Kisco Seafood to pick up some salmon for my new poacher. And, since we’re doing a story on ice cream, I had to stop by La Tulipe for its famous blood orange sorbet.

We got a pint of that and one of the almond pound cakes. We served it for dessert after this (oh-so-good-for-you) meal:

Q ribs, Q pulled pork, Q collards, Q cole slaw and Liz-doctored canned beans. Man I am still full.

Oh and did I mention we picked up some Rainbeau Ridge fresh goat cheese (the ash version) at Mount Kisco Seafood?

On Sunday night, I poached the salmon:

I”m planning on shredded it into pasta salad with lemon mayo, cucumber and dill. Any other suggestions?

And with that. I’m ready for a salad.

Here’s what people have been talking about during my weekend of pizza, burgers and barbecue:

MH likes Sweet Grass Grill in Tarrytown but finds some missteps. (NYT)
YogoBerrY opens in Scarsdale. (
The Blushing Hostess makes Spicy Cuke and Apple Pickles. (BH)
Doug loves Via Vanti! (HT) (Not my explanation point; or his.)
Doug goes to Harvest Market on the Sound. (HT)
Sharon goes to Que Chula es Puebla. (TGL)

Meanwhile, over on Craiglist:
Bistro Citron is looking for a chef.
Le Pain Quotidien is opening in Rye.
A new Mexican restaurant is coming to Greenwich.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

1 Comment

  1. Liz- between the two of us we must have eaten the county’s quota of RR goat cheese in ash this weekend! As for the salmon, serving it with a hash brown topped with chive cream cheese (I know- more “not diet” food) makes a nice lunch. Or since its supposed to get hotter this week, serve it chilled, cut into small chunks with orzo pasta, diced red pepper, a touch of sesame oil and shelled edamame as a cold dish. Add a glass of vinho verde and you’re good to go!

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