Home Cookin’ !!! “I wanna Rock with You”, in a Hudson Valley Forest, New York Cabin (…..with some “Rockin” Chicken Recipes!!)

On the menu:
Grilled Turmeric Chicken with Kohlrabi and Pineapple                  Crispy Chili Lime Baked Wings  

Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Olives                          Spicy Basil  and Lemon Chicken
Lemon Chicken with Asparagus and Potatoes                                   Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs
Skillet Roast Chicken with Fennel, Parsnips, and Scallions

[below] cilantro lime chicken thighs,  more info further down

Not sure what was going on with my "warped" mind as a kid in a South of Chicago "Steel Town"…

…but part of me wanted to live out in a cabin in the forest, amidst the trees, the birds……the quiet.

But even then, I wasn't feeling the Abe Lincoln, rustic log cabin thing, I needed it modern and stylish, I guess some things never change.

This modern cabin in the Hudson Valley in upstate  New York simply Rocks It!!…………yep 🙂

(below) cilantro lime chicken thighs skillet

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  Cilantro does not get enough recognition as a potent health food and healer, because Cilantro helps remove mercury and other heavy metals from the body

(click photo below for recipe)

(above)    grilled turmeric chicken with  kohlrabi and pineapple
(you can substitute the Kohlrabi with fennel or cabbage) 
(click photo above for recipe)

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  I'd use Healthy Coconut Palm Sugar in the above recipe, and below, make sure to use grass fed butter  (Whole Foods has it), try to avoid commercial dairy t all costs. Commercial dairy seems to loosely be linked to Breast Cancer.

(below) crispy chili lime baked wings
(click photo below for recipe)

(above)    lemon chicken with asparagus and potatoes
(click photo above for recipe)


The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  With a pastured chicken from Whole Foods (for you city folks) and organic ingredients, the recipes above and below nearly Five Star Healthy as they are!!!

(below) spicy basil and lemon chicken
(click photo below for recipe)

(above)    chicken tagine with preserved lemon and olives
(click photo above for recipe)

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  With a pastured chicken from Whole Foods (for you city folks) and organic ingredients, the recipes above and below nearly Five Star Healthy as they are!!!

(below) skillet roast chicken with fennel, parsnips, and scallions
(click photo below for recipe)

(below) photo not part of the actual house, but you know by now how I like to "set my scene" 🙂

My new Life goal #3,   between  #2-Help Stop Global Warming,   and   #4-Promote Natural Cancer Cures
Life Goal #3 –Rock in a hammock with a pretty girl over a babbling brook, in a forest cabin 🙂

Michael Jackson: "Rock With You"
(My fav' "Rocking' in hammock with a warm heated girl" song, and all time fav' song to sing in a woman's ear 🙂 )
ENJOY!!!! while you take a tour of the crib….
(dedicated to Bobbi, she knows why 🙂 )

….about the Crib

Designed by "Studio NM" in NYC, and perched at the top of a wooded knoll in the Hudson Valley, the Lantern Ridge House accentuates mountain views while camouflaging itself in the densely forested environment. At night, the typically obscured house becomes a beacon for passing cars and a guiding light for our homeward-bound clients.

The home is focused on a single gathering space through which the 2,200 SF structure becomes at once intimate and expansive, private and public. Oriented to face both sunrise and sunset, this hinge point is created by the convergence of two private wings that contain separated accommodations for our clients and their guests.

A continuous wood ceiling shelters an exterior deck and the glass façade, which focuses expansive views, connects the clients with the immediate natural environment, and provides a consistently sunlit space. The project’s strong connection to the environment provided opportunities to utilize materials and technologies that would enhance and sustain the very nature from which the house draws its strength.

The angled roof maximizes daylight in winter and minimizes solar heating in summer, while strategically placed windows and doors allow summer breezes to cool the house. In-floor radiant heat and an efficient wood stove keep the home cozy during snowy upstate winters.

The pine ceiling and dark siding, which integrate the house within the surrounding forest, were sourced from a local mill, and the concrete floors provide a durable finish. The entryway to the house boasts a handcrafted bench made from a tree formerly on the property—designed by the architect and built by the contractors, the bench embodies the collective spirit of the house.

The primary goal of the project was to create a home that responds to and enhances its natural surroundings while catering to the flexible needs of a client that craves both private reflection and social engagement

Photos from Homeadore.com (see copyright disclaimer at bottom of post).

~stay healthy~


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Very nice recipe and pictures!!!


Hi John,

Thanks for the comment. As we say in the IT world, you try to create a nice “Presentation Layer”

~stay healthy~

Doug at Gaia Health Blog

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