Pantry Potential

What’s in your pantry??? Self-isolation has me thinking about how long we could have meals without going to the grocery store. I’ve been making or buying fresh pasta since our first trip to Italy.  When I did a pantry inventory I realized I have some vintage pasta…seemingly just like it was the day it was…

What to do…What to do…

When self-isolated I’m sure you assume my go to is to cook.  Of course, your assumption is correct.  We are blessed in that the refrigerator, freezer and pantry are actually well stocked on a regular basis.  We did get out of the house yesterday for a scheduled medical procedure. We stopped on our return for…

Traditions and Trends

I don’t see how some Supper Clubs meet with regularity. We were together for my birthday in September and by some stroke of luck got together again last evening.  Brandt and I hosted and the menu theme was Old School Recipes. When planning the tablescape I initially thought Old School would call for traditional.  However,…

Twelve and Ten

When I wanted the weekend to hurry up, school to be out or “couldn’t wait” for Christmas Mom would always respond, “sweetie, don’t wish your life away…when you get to be my age you’ll want things to slow down”.  She never finished the sixth grade but was such a wise woman. When she turned sixty…

This Christmastide

let the bells ring out and clear ring out now for all to hear truth and love and hope abide this christmastide Many of you know Diva Kitty, our Sweet Baby Girl left us December 19th.  Saying that changed the spirit of Christmas for us is a vast understatement.  She was tiny but her spirit…

Gratitude…

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Our season of gratitude began with a stop in Nashville.  We…

Images from Celebrating 60

Brandt and I are doubly blessed to have loved ones which love without condition.  Well…there are some conditions but it’s the kind which involve food, fun and “having a good time by all”.  I’ve held off on sharing the celebrations from the past 22 days simply because I felt you would get tired of seeing…

S.P.R.I.N.G

This morning I sit on the sofa with the door open allowing the 59 degree temperature to fill the room.  The heavy rains of the night cause a chill to linger in the air. However, it’s the fifth day of Spring…my favorite season of the year.  It’s the season of New Growth Green, the color…

To Market, To Market…

I skipped market last year.  The year before I went to New York and was less than inspired.  This year I gave Atlanta a try…looking for specific items for specific jobs.  That’s always easier for me than speculating.  I can’t say that I was necessarily inspired but I did find the trend’s very interesting.  I’m…

2018…thanks for the memories

Before we jump head first into 2019 we pause to be grateful for a wonderful 2018. My business afforded us several opportunities to travel this year.  We visited family coast to coast and celebrated anniversaries, birthday’s (three where both digits changed) and the joy’s of living. We met new friends Miles at Tamboli Produce and Rachel…