Author: Mary

Italian Pottery with a side of Pasta

    I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.    Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~       My Vietri salad plates & bowls were the inspiration for this week’s tablescape~          The plates depict scenes from the Italian countryside ~…

B is for Boat Names

B is for Boat Names . . . This week’s letter assignment is the letter B. I’ve always enjoyed looking for boat names~ humorous, serious, clever, pun-intending, or nautical-inspired~ and wonder about the inspiration for the names chosen. A couple of Jimmy Buffett song-boat-names to put you in boating spirit. . .   I thought I’d include a little of the lore & superstition…

Sweetwater Creek

    Sweetwater Creek **** by Anne Rivers Siddons     I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.       I found this book at Audible, searching for something to listen to that took place in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. I selected it primarily because…

Last Light over Carolina

  Last Light over Carolina ***.*  by Mary Alice Monroe I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.  This book revolves around a life, a livelihood and a family legacy of shrimping. Set in the coastal setting of McClellanville, SC~ Shrimper Bud Morrison and his…

Something to Crow About

  I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix.  He heralds the dawn of a new day~ this farmyard ambassador of morning. . . He says “Cock-a-doodle-do” in English. . . “Kikeriki” in German. . . “Kuklooku” in Urdu.…

A is for Animals

    A is for Animals . . . from Apes to Zoos :-)     This week’s letter assignment is the letter A.        I am an animal lover~  All these wonderful animal photos are courtesy of the NC Zoo~ that I shared with a recent review of a great book, Zoo Story , and you can find…

Dogs Days of Summer

“Dog Days”  are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. In the southern hemisphere they are usually between January and early March. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by a…

Just a Dog… Help PEDIGREE donate food!

           JUST A DOG by Richard Biby   From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.”   Some of my…

All Aboard

  I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.    Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~     Instead of setting a table on my porch, I packed a picnic and set the pontoon for this week’s tablescape. . .     We…

Zoo Story

    Zoo Story ****.* by Thomas French   I’m joining Jain with my Edible Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.    I loved this book~  animal lover that I am, I found it heart warming and heart wrenching in equal measure. Written by Thomas French, a…