Good Cheer!!!

Every day is an opportunity to learn a life lesson.  The holiday season sort of amplifies those opportunities.  Helen Keller said, “Be of good cheer, Do not think of today’s failures but of the success that may come tomorrow.  You have set yourselves difficult tasks but you will succeed if you persevere and you will…

Fall, Food, Friends

I have no Italian blood that I know of.  However, the Italian culture is very much a part of who I’ve become.  I love Sunday Suppers.  The Italian mothers cook all day Sunday and the family comes over to enjoy her labor of love. Sunday night just seems like the perfect time to celebrate the…

Partee Part II

Welcome to the Mississippi River bluff where we were a part of last weekend’s harvest dinner. A dear friend/client/chosen family does a dinner every fall where the guests are asked to go to The Memphis Farmers Market and purchase items for a dish.  Then we all bring our dishes together at her home for a…

This Solitary Life

I know two weeks is too long to be away. I feel certain you have been sitting staring at your monitor the whole time. Now, you have to clear your schedule because this will be the longest post in history. However, you’re about to see my life in a two-week retrospective. I’ll begin with the…

0’s & 5’s

With every passing day Brandt and I realize how precious life is. We are so fortunate to enjoy good health and happiness and we’re committed to celebrating as much as possible.  Therefore, we make a real effort to help others celebrate especially on birthday’s of significance.  Last evening we did just that with a “Celebration…

Supper Club

The gathering in the picture above lead to our first official Supper Club meeting last evening.  First, we’re a group of friends.  Second, we are all of like mind with regards to food and wine.  Third, some of us really enjoy cooking and those that don’t are really good at cleanup…how perfect is that. The…