Category: Basics & Tips

Lunch In Firenze

On our second morning in Florence a few years ago, we visited the Mercato Centrale, a totally amazing place. We were amazed at the fabulous fruits and veggies available; it’s a cooks heaven! The selection of fish, meats, fresh pastas and breads was outstanding.

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An English Pub Lunch?

We were in London for a week in 2010 and other than being at Heathrow on previous trips, it was my very first time in England. Me…the English history nut! So, what’s one of the first things you want to

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DEM BONES

It’s the trendy thing these days that’s good for you and I’m not talking kale! It’s… the envelope please “Bone Broth”…that’s right, it all begins with bones roasted then simmered with water, veggies and a bit of apple cider vinegar,

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So You Don’t Have The Perfect Kitchen

Me neither!  And no…this is not a photo of our kitchen! Let’s talk reality. We probably won’t have the “great” kitchen unless our lotto numbers come up and we move!  My dad once told me that I cooked wonderful meals without one!  Thanks Dad!  Still… I

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Piano, Piano – aka Slowly, Slowly!

That’s how our kitchen renovation is progressing! One wee step at a time! Good thing we started this process in November! A pricey custom kitchen would be wonderful to have and if this were twenty years ago, would be well

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A Gardener’s Hope

Or, maybe it should be “a hope and a prayer”… The radish seeds I planted are up as of yesterday! I’ve been thinking about the planting of seeds lately. It seems to me that gardeners are people whose glasses are

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A Man and His Bread

Am I glad that we can eat wheat! Otherwise, I would be beyond unhappy about missing out on my friend Chris’ amazing baking. I have been an enormous fan and supporter of Christopher Brown’s many delicious offerings ever since he

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On Small Kitchens

I have been posting about our upcoming kitchen renovation off and on and thought I would “share” just a couple of thoughts! Here’s the thing, our kitchen is what you might call smallish, so I get all annoyed when we

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Celebrating a Milestone!

It’s my husband, Joe’s birthday today! Turning 65 is a rather strange feeling…it was our parents who were 65 not us boomers! Anyway…not a time to get maudlin but a time to celebrate that you’re still here and still young…or

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Basics & Tips

You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

I have been totally consumed by finding recipes and cooking for what feels like forever! Except for a time out to get my Interior Decorating Diploma, I’ve been in love with cooking and baking. The baking thing all started when

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