Blackberry Thyme

It is blackberry season here and I wanted to share a few of our favorite recipes today. Notice my clever title? At least a few of these recipes also utilize some fresh herbs. AND HERE’S A GREAT MARGARITA RECIPE! . . . → Read More: Blackberry Thyme

Blackberry Jam Dressing with Basil

The growing season is here.   Yeah!   I am ready for home grown veggies and fruit for salad.   Unfortunately, all I have harvested so far is carrots, beets and a bit of lettuce.    We did buy some peaches (allegedly from east Texas) during our recent trip to Houston.   We are trying to eat them all but . . . → Read More: Blackberry Jam Dressing with Basil

Baking with Jam Round Up

It’s time to clean out the preserve pantry before I start stocking it up again. Here are some super simple recipes for jam cakes, jam bars, jam cookies, jam muffins, and a jam ice cream. (And for an added bonus: preserve recipes for the upcoming season! . . . → Read More: Baking with Jam Round Up

Dark Chocolate Blackberry Jam Cookies

…and White Chocolate Blackberry Jam Cookies (with a twist of lime) . . . → Read More: Dark Chocolate Blackberry Jam Cookies

Blackberry ‘Ritas for a Linky Cocktail Party

A perfect summer cocktail: Blackberry Margaritas. This is so simple you can whip up a pitcher and be sitting on the patio in no time! . . . → Read More: Blackberry ‘Ritas for a Linky Cocktail Party

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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