Blueberry Bars — Again!

June 22, 2014
IMG_4276I WROTE ABOUT THESE BLUEBERRY BARS during the summer of 2012. And today, because Jennifer Josephy (my cookbook editor) is visiting from NYC, and because I needed something fan-frickin'-tastic to accompany our Afternoon Tea, I decided to make them again. Here's the step-by-step recipe, now with much nicer photographs! Read more »

Your June Veggie Garden Report…and Mine

June 19, 2014
IMG_4118HOW'S YOUR VEGGIE PATCH PROGRESSING? Any problems to report? My own Kitchen Garden, above, is still waiting for some consistently warm temperatures to arrive. Still, the lovage is blooming, the tomatoes are climbing, and a couple of greens worms are going about their wicked ways. My "farm-report," followed, I hope, by yours: Read more »

Napkin Folding 102: “The Arrow”

June 17, 2014
IMG_3566wbIF YOU LIKE A WELL-DRESSED DINNER TABLE -- I certainly do -- then you might like to give your dinner napkins a whimsical shape. The arrow fold above is extremely easy to do. Have a look: Read more »

Super-DuperTart Pan Giveaway/Winners Announced

June 13, 2014
IMG_1616wbDRUM ROLL, PLEASE! The winners of the tart pan are: Lorna (#15), Jennifer H (#485), and Sharon C (#84). To collect your prize, just send me a note. Read more »

Glazed Strawberry Tart

June 11, 2014
IMG_3446wbI MADE THIS STRAWBERRY TART the other day, and can tell you that it looks, tastes, and smells like a sunny summer holiday. It's an extra-easy tart to make, because you don't have to roll out the pastry dough. Ready to try this ruby-red sonnet? Here's the step-by-step recipe: Read more »

Napkin Folding 101: Fleur de Lis

June 5, 2014
IMG_2902PARENTS -- please teach your children well. Teach them the difference between right and wrong. Teach them to respect others. And above all, teach them how to make nifty napkin folds! Read more »

Limoncello Cookies

June 4, 2014
IMG_2791wb - CopyTHESE COOKIES GRABBED MY ATTENTION when I saw them posted at In Sock Monkey Slippers' website. They are beautiful to behold, elegant to serve, and exquisite to eat. Read more »