Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Stone Street and Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

Our 17 year old daughter recently "graduated" from camp. Julia is interested in Film Production (move over Spielberg) so her camp of choice this year was the New York Academy of Film.

She spent a week with other aspiring directors and producers writing, acting in, filming, editing and producing her own film short.

At the end of the week friends and families gathered at the school for the world-wide premieres of the films they produced.

There is some amazing talent out there folks. If any one of these kids fulfill their dreams, complete their educations and somehow make it through the maze of film production, we should be seeing some excellent movies in the next 10 or 15 years.

After her film debut, we headed over to Stone Street in New York City for a celebratory lunch.

Stone Street is one of the last streets in NY where you can still see what the city looked like in the late 18th. and early 19th. centuries. Nestled in among the sky scrapers of the financial district, this little stone paved street is lined with some of the best little bistros in the city.

We chose The Dubliner, a quaint little Irish Pub as the restaurant dejour.

Here is my version of their smoked salmon sandwich. I've named it after Julia's film, "Find A Penny"

Find A Penny Sandwich (makes 2 sandwiches)

4 slices Rye or Black Bread, thick sliced
4 ounces smoked salmon
4 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon dill
1 tomato sliced thick
1/4 red onion sliced thin
1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
1 avocado, slightly mashed


Mix the dill into the cream cheese and divide among 2 pieces of bread.
Layer half the salmon, then the onion, tomato, and alfalfa sprouts on top of each cream cheese topped bread. Spread the avocado on the remaining 2 slices of bread, sprinkle with salt and pepper and top each sandwich. Slice into 1/4's. Serve with kettle chips and an ice cold Guinness.

I have to go now, I'm shopping for a suitable dress to wear to the Academy Awards, 2020.


  1. How wonderful for your daughter. But son't buy your dress too soon! You want to be hip and current :)

  2. How exciting to have camps like that nearby your home. I would bet money that you witnessed someone who will one day be famous and the film they first produced. Maybe it will be your lovely daughter.

    I thought of a blog idea for you when I was laying in bed this morning. Because when it comes to cooking you are my go to girl! Here is my dilema -- Being a Mom with 3 kids to make lunch for I am already starting to have the back to school blues. I bet your kids had/have great me, please! I need ideas and one of my littles is allergic to peanuts to peanutbutter and jelly doesn't fly here.

  3. Kathy B - she was so thrilled! AND she commuted on her own, everyday on the train... how grown up is that??


    Oh - you read my mind. I was thinking about a post about back to school. I'll start working on some fine fixin's.. maybe not what my kids take - but I do pack TBHITW's lunch - almost every day!


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