• Pesto Pairings

    Pesto is what summer eating is all about for me and it's not too late to capture the flavors before fall comes. I cannot get enough of the smooth basil, parmesan, olive oil, and garlic goodness. Basil loves the summer heat and needs very little maintenance. When dining at Incanto restaurant in Amsterdam, Chef ...

  • New Finds for Your Table

    After studying Moby Dick in a summer class I am thinking about the Great White Whale. Visiting Anthropologie in Birmingham this weekend I found this fabulous plate featuring the whale out at sea and couldn't resist some other colorful treasures too. I can't wait to brighten up my table with these bold and ...

  • Kenya

    We recently returned from Nairobi, Kenya.  It was primarily a medical mission trip, but I confess I am often thinking about food more than I should be.  Don't get me wrong...I am truly grateful for all the goodies along the way as I am gallivanting ...

  • Remembering our Roots

    This stunning, vivid and dramatic still life painting by friend and local artist Ann Goble invites me to a time in the nineteenth century where I can almost smell the yeast rising across the kitchen in a pottery bowl and the burnt embers of the cooking fire smolder nearby.  A time when the fresh picked ...

  • A Toast to Easter

    Easter is a close second to Christmas as far as celebrations in our family.  Spring is finally showing itself around here with blooming tulips and daffodils and the dogwoods are especially beautiful this year as the azaleas are barely beginning to show their bright colors as we observed today at the Masters.  Easter is around ...