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    The Simplest Spring Dessert

    February 14, 2019

    This is such an easy light dessert to throw together for a lunch party or after dinner.    You can make an angel food cake but I recommend picking one up at whole foods and making your own whipped cream instead.    In a mixing bowl, combine heavy whipping cream and sugar until you reach the desired consistency, add some sliced strawberries and mint and voila!  It makes for a beautiful presentation, too.

  • Last of Summer Pies

    I have picked up cooking again.   I took a break — I mean a really long, long break but I’m back, and I am finding it so completely relaxing and pleasurable to focus on…

    August 28, 2018
  • A Quick Visit to Daylesford!

    Have you been to this magical place??? My aunt Leslie told me about it.   We stayed with her earlier in the summer while we were in England.   We had taken a day trip to…

    August 13, 2018
  • Romantic Dinner for Two

    I just realized how much I have been talking about romance these days!!  Chalk it up to putting our feet up for a bit in France and letting some of our daily stresses form…

    July 18, 2018
  • The Most Romantic Nights…

    A few years ago, my cousin got married at our family house in France.    The house was brimming over with women preparing for the big weekend, and there was so much chatter about…

    July 13, 2018
  • Wines for the Weekend!

    I know that it comes as no surprise that Will and I really enjoy drinking wine!   At one point last year when I was just starting to appear more regularly in front of the…

    May 9, 2018
  • Adventures in the Kitchen: Sweet Animal Cookies

    Our little one, Baby R, loves activities in the kitchen.   Whether it’s tinkering with a can opener, or creating some wild smoothie (like arugula & milk for “mama” — yuck!), he absolutely adores to…

    May 1, 2018
  • What I Learned From Alice Waters

    When I left university, I was torn between pursuing my career in photography or my interest in the slow food movement, in particular, introducing gardens into the school system so that the next generation…

    April 24, 2018
  • A Delicious Valentine’s Day Idea

    It is such a pleasure to Introduce Suzanne Pollak of The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits.   I attended a lunch at Suzanne’s house just over a year ago and the simple, elegant, food she…

    February 13, 2018
  • Highlights of 2017!

    I know I am a bit behind the ball getting this highlights of 2017 post out so late; truth is, I didn’t think to sum up our past year because we have been busy…

    January 8, 2018