Friday, July 3

recipe friday

May be Doubled Easily


¾ C onion, minced
1½ C celery, chopped
1 C butter
1 C chicken or turkey broth
9 C soft white bead cubes, crust removed
2 tsp salt
1½ tsp crushed sage leaves
1 tsp thyme leaves
½ teaspoon black pepper
1½ C prepared mashed potatoes


In large skillet, cook and stir onion and celery in butter until onion is tender
Stir in about 1/3 of the bread cubes

Turn into deep bowl
Add remaining ingredients and toss

Stuff turkey just before roasting

Thursday, July 2

on the market

Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, this elegant East 69th Street townhouse owned by decorator Juan Pablo Molyneux is on the market. It includes 5 bedrooms, 11 baths, seven stories (yes, I said SEVEN), 8,700 sq ft and is listed at $34 million.

Behind an impressive limestone fa├žade are seven levels, each marked by exquisite detailing and extraordinary craftsmanship.

Highlights of the parlor level include bronze-and-glass doors to the main living room.

A foyer with lacquered walls was inspired by a 17th-century Chinese screen.

The library’s scagliola walls, crafted from a composite of marble paste and marble dust, were polished in a 16th-century Italian method.

On the third level is a formal dining room with stenciled floors, a sitting room, and a kitchen.

The bedrooms are located on the fourth and fifth floors

The spectacular duplex rooftop terrace is outfitted with a garden, a pool, and an area for relaxation and entertainment.

If you are interested, contact Brown Harris Stevens at Christie’sInternational Real Estate, 212-906-9207
... and please invite me over for a visit!

Wednesday, July 1

quick tip: wrapping paper tubes

Cover the cardboard in acid-free tissue paper and roll clean linens around it to prevent fabric from creasing when stored.