In the almost 4 years I’ve been blogging, photographing and sharing food with all of you, I’ve written a thing or two about ‘finishing touches’. In fact, one of my early posts from August 2008 was my way of introducing you to the concept and my kitchen mantra: just because it’s cooked (or plated) doesn’t mean it’s ready to be served.
Not very eloquent but you get the point, right? Continue Reading
Pork + Beans. They go so well together, don’t they?
Thank you to everyone who participated in my search to find something interesting to put in my cup and saucer set. I found it fascinating that the majority of the suggestions were ‘sweet’. I don’t know why that continues to surprise me. The internet is lopsided with recipes for desserts and other sweet endings (or in-betweens).
But, that’s not me. And since I have to eat what I make, I satisfied my palate. Continue Reading
I’ve been missing the challenge. Oh, sure, I challenge myself with most every meal I prepare, but it’s not the same as being given a category and told to run with it. That’s stoking the fire, revving the engine, jumping off a cliff. That’s exhilarating! Especially when it works.
I have more than 10 pages of food challenges on this blog. Most notably, Our Family Food Fights and 3-years running of A Culinary Tour Around the World. Then there were also a few Royal Food Jousts, Marx Foods contests and the 3 rounds I lasted in Project Food Blogger … loved the challenge, hated the vote-pandering!
I gave up. Continue Reading
I went to church. It was a spontaneous detour. While on a walk with friends we saw a sign “rummage sale” at the back door of a local church (unknown denomination) and ventured in. Pretty much what I expected…a lot of ‘dated’ stuff…basically nothing that appealed to me. I’m more attracted to modern, angular, shiny and minimalistic but, then, just as I was about to backtrack through the door, I spotted this cup and saucer set. Continue Reading
It was love at first sight! And bite!
This huge bouquet of endives with stems and roots attached greeted me at the door when I returned home from a weekend in Sarasota. I think there were about 14 heads in total in the package.