Dinner With Edward and a Cocktail (of course)

Join me for this round of Cook the Books and this month’s selection Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent. Of course, I have included a cocktail recipe. What’s a dinner party without a cocktail? . . . → Read More: Dinner With Edward and a Cocktail (of course)

12 Weeks of Brown Rice and Salads to $800 and a Sexier Husband

Hmmmm….interested in our new healthy quest? Here’s our first rice bowl to start us off for a 2017 challenge. . . . → Read More: 12 Weeks of Brown Rice and Salads to $800 and a Sexier Husband

Whiskey Cherry Smashes

Spring Break is here! Join me in toasting a week off from school related headaches! . . . → Read More: Whiskey Cherry Smashes

Pomegranate-Lime Granita for C.L.U.E.

Cook, Learn, Undertake and EAT (also known as the C.L.U.E. Society) is a similar to the board game of CLUE.   It involves secrecy, fun, challenge and cooperation with the other game playing members. But don’t be alarmed, there are no murders in our society.

Here’s how it works:

Each month our members receive the name of . . . → Read More: Pomegranate-Lime Granita for C.L.U.E.

Blackberry-Lime Jam

I gave some blackberry jam to a friend and colleague for her birthday last year.    She told me her husband paid this jam his best complement.

“This is some damn fine jam.”

I blushed.

This was the last of our 16 quarts of berries (and a lime thrown in for a prop.)

. . . → Read More: Blackberry-Lime Jam

The Muddler

A recipe for a refreshing cherry cocktail and mocktail. . . . → Read More: The Muddler

Avocado-Lime Popsicles

It’s popsicle time and here is a cool, limey unexpected one. . . . → Read More: Avocado-Lime Popsicles

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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