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New Year's Eve 2014

Christmas Eve. We posed for a family photo. It represents 4 generations and 20 people.Nova_1674December 24- 2014Christmas_group photo_

After which my son and I hosted a Feast of the 7 Fishes dinner … which turned into a feast of 11 fishes served over multiple courses at his and Julie’s beautiful home. Some of the dishes we served were rolled pizza with anchovy, olives and onions; clams oreganto; lobster mac n’ cheese balls; cod fish balls; frutti di mare salad; shrimp and langoustine scampi over pasta etc., etc. Nova_1678December 24- 2014Christmas_food

Christmas Day the whole lot of us got together again at my niece’s home. We feasted on ravioli with sage and butter, drunken turkey, several fabulous vegetable preparations and salads.Nova_1655December 25- 2014Christmas_iphone

New Year’s Eve I hosted an ‘elaborate’ dinner for a few friends. Highlights of the menu included appetizers of bone marrow, foie gras with apple gastrique and chutney, shrimp and lentils and a festive platter of cornish hens with a fruit and nut black rice. And lots of bubbly. I also included a quick pick lotto ticket for everyone … although, sadly, there were no winners.

New Year’s Day was spent al fresco at the race track with family. I only lost $2.40 which is more like a win-win for a nice day out.Nova_1723January 01- 2015Gulfstream-Edit-EditAfterwards, we quenched our thirsts and appetites at Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar.10885281_10152522206601727_5952614166056680137_n

Yes, it is the happiest time of the year!!! And now we move forward into 2015.


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  • bellini

    says on:
    January 3, 2015 at 4:22 am

    I can imagine your get togethers are fun, boisterous affairs full of great food and laughter. You are Italian (and Spanish) after all:-) 2015 is going to be a great year!!!!

    • Joan Nova

      says on:
      January 3, 2015 at 7:53 am

      Thanks, they are!

  • Victoria of Flavors of the Sun

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    January 3, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Lovely family and fantastic food. I can’t decide which meal was my favorite…of course the Feast of the Seven Fishes sounded wonderful, Christmas very cozy and comforting, but that foie gras with apple gastrique…my, my. Lucky family and friends to have you at the helm, Joan. Wishing you the best of 2015.
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  • Norma

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    January 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Great times, great family and friends and outstanding food.all that was missing was me…

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