We wait all year long for fresh ripened tomatoes as they taste unlike any you purchase at the store. Why is that? Well I am sure there are lots of reasons but the store bought tomatoes simply just don’t compare. So now that garden fresh tomatoes have arrived, what do we do with them all? Or […]
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I may appear to be obsessed with the ingredients in my kitchen however the ingredients of my life is what truly matters to me. The School of Essential Ingredients was a fun book to read, less about the ingredients of recipes and more about the people in our lives and their importance to us. I […]
When many people think of lavender, they envision purple flowers, soap, oils and candles. When I think of lavender, I think lemonade, cookies, and creme brûlée. No surprise right?
I am often asked.. “What is your favorite cookbook?” or “What cookbook could you never live without?” or something of the like. Well, yes I am a cookbook addict. I admit it. I am sucker for cookbooks of all kinds especially ones with pretty photos, not just usual photos though, you know the photos that you […]
Quick read, lots of drama, fun to explore the idea many have of hosting their own Food Network Show. (Don’t kid yourself….we all dream!!) Light reading for anyone wanting to detour from heavier reads. In my opinion, not a must read but nonetheless quick and fun. Minimal references to actual food which is […]
Every now and then we must indulge, enjoy and savor what life has to offer. Enjoying each bite of life truly helps me appreciate what I have and what more there is to come! This cake is not the norm at our house but sometimes we just really need to celebrate life. This cake, however […]
Most of us can relate to the saying “Spring Cleaning” however for me Fall is the season to take inventory of my pantry, specifically my spice pantry. Yes, I do cook with spices year round and to the level of obsession sometimes, however fall and winter menus tend to require more dried herbs and spices than […]