Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I'm excited… happy… sort of sad… and, ready for my trip to Italy. Can't wait to see all the family that I haven't seen for quite a while! A little sad that I am going without Jim and Priscilla, and leaving family, friends, garden, and all of the things that I love about being home. It will be great though! It's kind of crazy to think that I am leaving in late summer, but when I come home, it will be Fall. Can't wait!
Monday, August 11, 2014
It was a beautiful weekend… Family, Friends, Dinners Al Fresco, A Fig Tart with Local Honey and Sage, Mixed Berry Pie, A Ricotta Tomato Tart With Herbs, Beautiful Flowers, Bread and Focaccia , Mussels, etc, etc …
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
It's been hot and muggy, and I'm slightly disappointed in the summer garden. Some things are happy but I'm not getting the kind of growth that I'd hoped for in the new raised garden beds…The pumpkins are small so far, but I'm not giving up
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
S'mores at the beach seems like the perfect summer dessert… but since fires aren't allowed where we picnic in front of the del, I created this S'mores Tart. I made a Graham Cracker Crust…once it cooled, I topped it with Homemade Dark Chocolate Ganache, and topped that with Homemade Marshmallow, which I took a torch to. It sliced and served easily and was great to take to the beach… On this particular evening it was a cloudy sunset, but sometimes, those are the best.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I think one of the best reasons to make soap, is the way it fills the kitchen with beautiful herbal fragrance. This time for handmade soaps I used Lavender and Honey, Lemon Verbena and Mint, and, Rose Petals and Thyme. Fresh, summery fragrances, clipped from the garden…