Summertime and the livin’ is easy . . . isn’t that what they say? The Professor and I have certainly enjoyed this gardening season – digging, yanking, pulling, mulching and planting these past several weeks. And we have bats!!! (Save the commentary; I’m aware I left myself wide open . […]
In 2010 Alexe van Beuren and her husband turned a historic building into a grocery store filled with hopes and dreams, glass-bottled milk, Cora’s fried pies and local produce. But failure seemed imminent until 5-star chef Dixie Grimes walked through the doors looking for a job – and within a […]
I cannot believe a week has passed since we landed in Italy. Our time in Milan and seeing the Expo will absolutely the highlight of our year; it truly is a spectacular event and if you have an opportunity to visit, please don’t miss it.
It’s been somewhat of a challenge to come here and write these days; I think some of it has to do with the endless amount of snow on the ground for what feels like an entire year. Add the hide-and-seek sun, cloudy, gray skies and I’m looking to move South. […]
The Professor and I are back from Italy – and what a trip it was! And though the locals kept apologizing for the weather, we found the mid-70s temperatures perfect – even the occasional day of rain wasn’t enough to dampen our spirits – we were in Italy!
We’re in that ‘between’ season which is the end-of-semester-regular-school-year and the start of summer-session teaching for The Professor; I think it may be one of my favorite weeks of the year because Spring has definitely arrived, the gardens are finally awake for another season and the morning light is bright […]
[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”22951544″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Glitter In The Air by Pink My mother used to make quite a few of our family meals in a large, silver, Waring Dutch oven: Sunday pot roast, soups, spaghetti sauce, boiled potatoes for potato salad and many more dishes that escape […]
[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=35115137 style=grass”] Musical pairing – Oliver’s Twist by Chris Standring I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for the perfect brunch items to add to my table – and with several holidays happening during the Spring months, brunch is our favorite way to entertain family […]
[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=24547911 style=grass”] Musical pairing – Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow I’m going to keep this short and sweet – if you are a lover of all things coconut, I may have just the cake for you. No really, I have spent the last month testing […]
While we were sleeping . . . the rhododendrons pop open as the bees play hide and seek in her blooms While we were sleeping The daffodils arrived and, the peach tree bloomed. The crab apple tree woke from her slumber and our forsythia bush now stands guard at the […]