Monthly Archives: October 2009

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Music: Angel from Montgomery – Bonnie Raitt

A few days ago James brought home some heirloom tomatoes and basil from The Green Grape.  It seemed a bit late in the season for them but they sure did look pretty in a bowl…

Heirloom Tomatoes

There weren’t enough to make a sauce so we used the tomatoes to make Bruschetta… Continue reading



Filed under Breads, Brooklyn Places, Recipes, Tomatoes

Welcome Friends!

Oh, hello there!  Thank you for stopping by.  “Plated” is a long time coming and we are happy to officially kick if off!

This blog will be many things, but mostly, it will be about our love of food, cooking and most importantly – EATING!  We believe in the healing power of a home cooked meal and that food somehow tastes better when shared with friends and family.  We are fortunate to know great eaters who appreciate all kinds of food and we love to share meals with them.  This is our opportunity to share our food with you!

Heath. We serve all our meals on Heath-ware.  I suppose it is responsible for the title of this blog. It is also the inspiration for our entire home. One little blue plate helped us create our own oasis.  We aren’t much for food presentation but anything looks good plated on piece of Heath.  This blog will also occasionally feature kitcheny things we love and want to share with you.  What’s your favorite plate?

To start, this is our kitchen:


Small you say? Fooey.  Those of you living in NYC understand what we’re working with here (ok ok, I didn’t do the dishes and yes, that is an Obama action figure on the fridge).  Granted, it’s not the most ideal space but we still manage to produce great meals made with love.  We’ll show you how you can too.

We love cookbooks. We often buy them and forget to use them but they have a great home on the island shelf.  If there are cookbooks you love please comment and let us know about them.  We are curious about what inspires your meals.


These are our five fave’s.  The little red notebook on the bottom right is “Sita’s Best”.  It’s filled with wonderful delights (my mother-in-laws recipes).  If you’re lucky, she’ll let us share a few.  Where is my mother’s recipe book you ask? In her head…the sneaky broad! I’ll try to get a few on paper though.

We travel as much as we can and we gravitate towards gastronomical  destinations.  We’ve spent some time in Paris – which really influenced our cooking – and we miss the Bastille Market like we miss parts of our childhood.

What you’ll find here:

  • Recipes inspired by restaurants we love
  • Recipes we make up
  • Recipes our family/friends tried out on us
  • Cookbook recommendations
  • Food inspired by our travels
  • Pretty food(ish) pictures
  • Kitchen tools we enjoy
  • Lots of parenthetical statements

What you won’t find here:

  • The recipe for Jessica’s red sauce.  Don’t even think about it.  Her grandmother would come after her from the grave…if her mother didn’t beat her to it. You’ll just have to come over for dinner to try it…

We’ll begin to post recipes, restaurants and interesting food things next week. Check out the “About Us” section for more info.  Thanks for reading and see you next Wednesday!


Filed under cookbooks, Kitchen Things