Never in my days as a girl growing up among cows and pigs and corn did I think that one day I would take afternoon tea at The Ritz London. 1) I didn’t know that afternoon tea was a thing. 2) I couldn’t imagine being in London. (Well, not without Mary Poppins.) and 3) Being… Continue reading A Fancy London Afternoon
The hubs returned from his latest, uh, business trip yesterday. I wanted to cook up a delicious meal to celebrate, because food is how I say “I love you.” Also I thought that whipping up a meal would help soften the transition a bit. Since he left in July (hardly a couple of weeks after… Continue reading Food Means I Love You
As we’re getting settled and waiting for our Omaha house to be rented, we’re trying to be as practical as possible about our food shopping. It’s kind of a stretch for me. On my worst days I would walk into the produce section at Whole Foods and immediately feel a wave of relaxation. I like… Continue reading Grocery Woes (Or, complaints of a spoiled American)
I was raised to clean my plate and to save packing boxes and bubble wrap in case they can be reused. So the thought of tossing out the unused food in our cabinets simply does not compute. But shipping it ON A SHIP is hardly practical (that’s how all of our stuff is going to… Continue reading Cupboard Challenge
Sunday morning my husband asked if I wanted breakfast from Bread Oven. I instantly jumped to the conclusion that he wanted an excuse to go there to pick up my annual box of fancy chocolates. And I was right! It’s a little sad that they aren’t the local Sweets of Eden as they were in… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!
One of my favorite things about the neighborhood I live in is that it includes eCreamery‘s boutique ice cream parlor. It feels extra-special because its custom ice cream has been featured as a hot gift idea in all kinds of places, like The View and USA Today. AND they’re headed to the South Beach Wine… Continue reading Sweet Dreams
Check out this delicious cake that my friend and I made this weekend! We only knocked over one bowl of sifted dry ingredients and the leftover half of the cake… a success in my book, considering this recipe required us to make our own pralines and whipped cream. We agreed that praline-making is a very… Continue reading Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream and Praline
After Thanksgiving I was going to post a link to this recipe for German Chocolate Pecan Pie. Yum!
Sigh. I miss the Farmer’s Market already.
Saturday some friends came over to help me cut out, bake and decorate some Halloween cookies. I used a family recipe for “real” cookies and buttercream icing – my first time making 6 dozen cut out cookies on my own, and my first time decorating cookies in a decade. They’re delicious!