Blackberry Buckle

July 9, 2014
IMG_5234Today, I picked up some beautiful blackberries from my favorite farm store, and turned them into a Blackberry Buckle. A "buckle" is named for its rustic, or "buckled" appearance. It's simple to make and divine to eat. Read more »

Lily the Beagle’s Thundershirt Experiment

July 7, 2014
IMG_1498DOES YOUR POOCH suffer anxiety during thunderstorms? Lily the Beagle certainly reacts.. She pants. She trembles. She follows me from room to room. Read more »

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2014
fireworks2IT'S BEEN A CRAZY-BUSY WEEK. My friend Harold arrived from London.Then my partner, Will, arrived from New York City. Read more »

Kale Chips!

July 3, 2014
IMG_4713I LOVE KALE CHIPS. I love them on hamburgers. I love them on pasta. I love them all on their own, and will munch them freely while binge-watching Bates Motel on NetFlix. Want something crisp and delicious that doesn't invite guilt? Make these crispy greens! Read more »

My July House & Garden Chores

July 2, 2014
IMG_0671TRUE CONFESSION: I wish we could spend the month of July sipping cocktails by the pool. But alas, the garden beckons. There are weeds to pull, Japanese and Lily Leaf beetles to battle, veggies to preserve, and…well, just have a look at this list of essential chores: Read more »

Afternoon Tea with Harold B!

July 1, 2014
IMG_4843HAROLD BROWN -- one of our oldest and dearest friends -- is arriving from England today. Would you like to see the tea-time treats I've prepared for his stay? Read more »

Paratha (Indian Flatbread)

June 26, 2014
IMG_4506TAKE SOME WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, form it into a yeast-less dough, bake it on a dry skillet until spotty-brown, and what do you get? Paratha -- a simple but delicious Indian flatbread. Read more »