Arranging flowers is therapeutic, a delight to all my senses. I love to create unique arrangements and bouquets, a trait I affectionately inherited from my mother. I have memories of my mother coming home from brisk fall walks with sticks and leaves which she would transform into incredible creations on the mantels and tables throughout […]
One surefire way to impress your guests is to serve homemade crackers. Kim and I concocted these in preparation for Donald Link’s visit and they were amazing!
The season is here for Spiny tailed lobster! These local lobsters are absolutely worth every ounce of effort. The tasty and tender meat is a reward. Kim and I served our spiny tailed lobsters with a lobster saffron broth (recipe below) and homemade ricotta gnocchi for Donald Link. An alternate, and albeit easier preparation, would […]
Every time she cooks I am excited. Here is Rica’s wonderful and easy tortilla soup. It is delicious!
Every meal is a fresh experience, a chance to sit down with people you care about and enjoy wonderful food and wine. I love setting the table with the menu in mind. Let a feeling from the meal or color inspiration guide your table. I often pick an element or color that strikes me while I cook.
I love when we have friends for dinner or visiting from out of town, to bake something for them to enjoy the following morning. Your guests will appreciate this thoughtful gesture, especially if they have a little too much wine and have to wake up to hungry little children the next day! My signature offerings […]
Even when hosting a wine dinner, you should start with the food! Create a menu featuring simple, delicious food that allows the flavors of the wine to be the star of the meal. It always works to stick to the basics, a fresh cut of meat with salt and pepper cooked on the grill, some […]
Wine is a permanent fixture in our home and we enjoy it daily. Our wine cellar is for the most part, my husband’s domain. An avid wine enthusiast, he has spent the past twenty years building a collection of wines from all over the world. Picking wine from an inventoried source can be complicated and […]
I made this as a starter for 70 guests at a end of the school year appreciation luncheon. The beets were just popping out of my garden and I though it would be so fun to use them in a non-traditional sort of a way…