The last of the dishes are washed, my guests are gone and I am still reveling in the scent of green. Today I held a Cooking with Herbs class celebrating the multi-cultural traditions of eating the first herbs of spring and it was s o m u c h f u n! When living from… Continue reading A day in the herb garden and kitchen
The week before last was a week of good-byes for me, so a feast was called for. My daughter went back home after a nice long stay, my husband & I enjoyed our last stay at our Portsmouth Pied-a-terre, winter had melted away in our yard AND it was the final episode of Downton Abbey… Continue reading A farewell feast; vegetarian recipes
When was the last time you had a really good peanut butter cookie? Really nutty, totally satisfying, not the bland-fake-beige-too sweet version? It took some creativity but my daughter came up with this very unusual version of peanut butter cookies that have a healthy twist. I am never going back. Happy baking...day one of two… Continue reading Snow-day baking; Peanut Butter Twist cookies
In case ANYONE is checking their emails today, Merry Christmas from my place to yours! Here is a last-minute recipe for amazingly delicious cheese spread made from left over bits in just a couple of minutes. Enjoy! LAST MINUTE CHEESE SPREAD Soften all cheeses to room temperature or microwave until soft. Blend all ingredients together… Continue reading Merry Christmas last minute cheese spread!
Its fall and the gardens are winding down here at my country home and studio. This time of year is always settling to me as though the plants and I have run a long, hot race through summer and now we can rest on our laurels. Artistic inspiration always comes. Here is what I am thinking...… Continue reading Change of season creative inspirations