Home Cookin !!! “Rescue Me”… from boring chicken dinners, in a Catskill Mountains, New York, Crib

On the menu:
Skillet Chicken with Tomatoes, Pancetta, and Bocconcini Cheese
Sumac Chicken with Lemon                   Cilantro-Lime Chicken Skewers
Balsamic Glazed Chicken                        Chicken Skillet with Shallots and Cherry Tomato

I have a lot of female readers, and I have to apologize in advance to many of my loyal lady readers…….

……. because many [hopefully not all] of you ladies may not be "feeling" this amazing Crib up in the Catskill Mountains in Upper New York.

Sumac Chicken with Lemon (more info further down)

I know many of you ladies can only "Cyber-Lust" after a house that has a sense of warmth and coziness. But this crib, my fav' in my "Home Cookin" blog section so far, is totally the opposite…

…….somewhat sterile, somewhat monolithic, it actually looks like this suburban office building back in Chicago that I hated working at.

But, I LOVE IT!!!

I think it's a pure "Guy Thing", my aspirations to be the reincarnation of  the modern day, Hip-Hop, Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy's "Pimberly", if you feel me…

…if you don't know what the hell I'm talking about, ignore 🙂

Anyhoo, if I got one of you "uninspired" ladies up there in the cozy Catskill Hills of Upper New York, overlooking the forest and water,  playing some smooth music, prepping a creative chicken dinner, cooking together and conversating, sipping great wine, dining under the stars and all that…..

I think you might begin to start "feeling it", and say,  "Thanks Doug, I needed you to 'Rescue Me' "
……. yep 🙂

(above and below)         balsamic glazed chicken

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  With organic ingredients and a pasture raised chicken from Whole Foods, this recipe is perfectly healthy as is. If using Sea Salt, stick to Celtic Sea Salt, because many other salts labeled "Sea Salt" are processed like regular salt. I prefer Himalayan Salt

(click  photo above or below recipe instructions)

(2 photos above and 2 below)         sumac chicken with lemon

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  Another perfectly healthy recipe as is, with a pasture raised chicken from Whole Foods. My personal preference in salt is the 84 mineral rich, unprocessed, Pink Himalayan Salt

(click  2 photos a above or 2 below for recipe and instructions)

(above)      chicken skillet with shallots and cherry tomato
(click photo above for recipe)

 

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  For recipe above, I will use flour as long as it is organic, since some sources say gluten issues may not be the wheat itself, but the Glyphosate they spray on Non-Organic wheat. For recipe below, Avoid commercial Cheese, go with Grass Fed

 

(below) skillet chicken with tomatoes, pancetta, and bocconcini cheese
(click photo below for recipe)

(above and below)         cilantro-lime chicken skewers

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  With organic ingredients and a pasture raised chicken from Whole Foods, this recipe is perfectly healthy as is. Remember, avoid common table salt and try the 84 mineral rich, unprocessed, Pink Himalayan Salt

(click  photo above or below recipe instructions)

 

 

 A Taste of Honey: "Rescue Me"
(ENJOY!!!! ….while you browse the post 🙂 )

….about the crib

The house stands at the edge of the Ashokan reservoir, just below the summit of a Catskill mountain, with views extending south across and beyond the reservoir to the horizon. Oak, fir, spruce, and an occasional birch surround the house. Hawks, turkey, fox, deer and bear regularly appear.

A ½-mile gravel road curves around a grass-banked pond, leading to the long western elevation of the house and then extends, in an arc, around the southern elevation. The 6,00 square foot house is entered from the east or west through doors set into the concrete foundation enclosing a vestibule, a bedroom and the garage.

From the concrete walled vestibule with its fireplace, one turns and enters the steel-framed living room with views across treetops to the reservoir, the distant mountains and the surrounding forest. At the top of the stair, the dining room and kitchen afford a second, more elevated view across the Reservoir to the mountains extending to the East and West.

The house terminates in a boulder-faced cliff, a stone terrace and herb garden on the West and a single bench to the east that sits in the tree-filtered morning light.

Services are run beneath the ceramic tile access floor and can be readily accessed, reconfigured or extended. Walnut cabinets define interior spaces.

 Photography by Brad Feinknopf

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~stay healthy~

 

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