Giant sunflowers, zinnias and a family heirloom photo

I think my love and fascination for zinnias comes from seeing an old family photo as I was growing up. I finally found the forgotten photo of my great-grandmother with her prized zinnias. . . . → Read More: Giant sunflowers, zinnias and a family heirloom photo

Old Fashioned Flowers

My grandmother always had a potted geranium on her laundry bench. I now applaud her for trying to keep a bit of spring color going all winter long. . . . → Read More: Old Fashioned Flowers

Saving my Bougainvillea


How to bring a plant back to life… . . . → Read More: Saving my Bougainvillea

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
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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I Heart Cooking Clubs

I Heart Cooking Clubs

Foodies Read

Foodies Read