One of my passions is menu planning! It was almost the best part of my job running a corporate dining room! I have accordion files full of recipe clippings that I haul out for inspiration and have been known to spend hours looking through them. Lately, and it seems to happen at this time … Continue reading What’s Been Cooking This Week?
Yes, this is going to be one of those posts where I am going to vent! I bought a casual jacket to take with me to London in October, 2012. It’s cozy and warm but light, so perfect for the travel! It’s my everyday fall/winter grocery shopping, farmer’s market jacket and I wear it a lot. … Continue reading Zip-It
Now the holidays are over, the menu planning and entertaining involved is done, I can’t help but think about hosting dinner parties. We invite some friends, try and decide what to cook and in general make ourselves nuts! Have you ever watched “Dinner Party Wars” or better yet the UK version “Come Dine With Me”? … Continue reading Come For Dinner!
Wow…I’ve had a busy week! Time for a break to let you in on all the stuff that I’ve been cooking and we’ve been eating! It’s “the season of the braise” and who doesn’t love that and a good pot of turkey soup? That soup wraps it up around here as far as the … Continue reading What’s Cooking This Past Week
We have eagerly been anticipating the arrival of our 2013 extra virgin olive oil from Amelia, imported directly from the farm in Umbria, since the harvest in November/December. It’s arrived early this year!Umbria produces excellent tasting oil and is as good, or even better than Tuscan oil. On a visit to Montefalco in Umbria, we tasted … Continue reading It’s Arrived!
The Christmas decorations are put away for another year, including the vintage icicles, that hung on our trees when we were kids. The package still has the 10 cent price tag from Zeller’s! The fairy lights on the window, are staying up until the day after Valentine’s Day! Champagne always goes so well with twinkly … Continue reading Random Thoughts On 2014