Gorgeous Green Mixer Giveaway

April 18, 2015
grass green stand mixerToday, as a way to say "thank you" for reading my cooking, gardening, and old-house-living drivel, I'm giving away a gorgeous green mixer! Read more »

First Aid for Non-Blooming Daffodils

April 16, 2015
IMG_5317THE TIMELY TOPIC OF DAFFODILS CAME UP THIS WEEK, when a reader asked "Why don't my daffodils have flowers?" Actually, these Narcissi have a number of requirements. If their needs are not met, the bulbs will deny us their bright bouquets. And here is my list of causes and cures for poor- or non-flowering daffodils: Read more »

Cocktail Appetizer: Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

April 14, 2015
044 Sweet, tender asparagus...crisp, smokey bacon...put 'em together, and you'll have a simple-but-sophisticated make-ahead cocktail appetizer! My step-by-step recipe: Read more »

A Green, Yellow, and Red Vegetable Tian

April 7, 2015
veggie tian 2 pixwb - CopyTake some thinly-sliced veggies, bake them on a bed of caramelized onions and beneath a layer of cheese, and what do you get? An elegant side dish that everybody loves! Here's my step-by-step recipe: Read more »

My Gardens in Early April, 2015

April 6, 2015
026 - CopyHow's your garden clean-up coming along? Here in New York's Hudson Valley, I'm still picking up sticks and leaves, and making repairs as the weather allows. More details in this sip and stroll garden tour: Read more »

Easter Recipe Round Up

April 2, 2015
IMG_6494NEED A LITTLE INSPIRATION for Easter morning, afternoon, and evening? Here are links to 19 delicious April-worthy recipes which have graced my own holiday table over the years. Some are gluten-free, and all are guaranteed to please! Read more »

Crispy, Gluten-free Latkes!

April 1, 2015
079What's so special about these potato pancakes, or Latkes? Well, they are crispy-crunchy on the outside, and creamy-dreamy on the inside. They are gluten-free, too! My step-by-step recipe: Read more »