Any house-hunters out there? Mind telling me what kind of home you're looking for? If your goal is a new(ish) house with an open floor plan, you're not alone. According to HGTV's "Property Virgins," everyone wants what you want! Still, I hope you won't overlook the benefits of owning an old, "traditional" house. There's something to be said about walls, rooms, and doors. Read more »
Oh, baby. I made this gluten-free strata the other day, and it was so decadent and delicious that I nearly passed out from pleasure. It's a fragrant custard of blueberries and bread, nestled between two layers of crisp, cinnamon-scented streusel. Need a make-ahead casserole for Sunday brunch? This strata is for you. Read more »
Meet my latest addiction: Cold-brewed coffee. This exquisite elixir doesn't require any special equipment. Heck, it doesn't require electricity! Wanna produce the best iced coffee in the world? The cold-brew method is your friend. Read more »
How's your veggie patch coming along? Any troubles to report? My own Kitchen Garden is a little pokey this season, thanks to a hot, dry May, and a cool, wet June. Still, the plants are making a valiant effort to fill their beds: Read more »
Yesterday, I clipped several blossoms from my lavender plants. Then I added the perfumed petals to a standard, three-ingredient shortbread dough. The result of this mad experiment? Pure deliciousness! Here's the recipe for these subtly-scented tea-time treats: Read more »
Kevin is an award-winning food, garden and lifestyle guru who lives in New York's Hudson Valley. His recipes have appeared in dozens of newspapers. He has contributed countless gardening articles to African Violet Magazine, Berkshire Home Style Magazine, and Garden Design Magazine.