Category: Food

Flowers for the Home

Flowers for the Home ***** Inspirations from the World Over by Prudence Designs Written by Grayson Handy and Tracey Zabar, Photographed by Ellen Silverman 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.  “Flowers for the Home presents over 100 simple and stylish…

Men and Dogs

      Men and Dogs  *** by Katie Crouch       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 really wanted to like this book, but this one was marginal for me. I was totally pulled in…

Winery Dogs of Napa Valley

Winery Dogs of Napa Valley ***** by Elaine Riordan 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”.  “In this second edition of Winery Dogs of Napa Valley, the dogs are as wild, lovable, and funny as ever. They frolic in alfalfa fields,…

Broken for You

Broken for You ****/***** by Stephanie Kallos 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 stumbled on this book at Audible.com, searching for a book by narrator, instead of by title. As a result, I came away with a book I would…

Swanson Vineyards

S is for Swanson Vineyards I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter S. A stop at Swanson Vineyards for a tasting appointment on some good friends’ recommendations, was the highlight of our recent trip to Napa. “The Swanson products and philosophy celebrate decadence with a wink — the sublime mixing of the high with…

Inspired Styles

   Inspired Styles ***** by Assouline 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. If you are a fan of interior design or just love admiring beautiful rooms, this book is not to be missed. Full of beautifully photographed and designed rooms from fifteen…

The Summer We Fell Apart

The Summer We Fell Apart  **** by Robin Antalek 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 story is told in five separate parts, by the four Haas siblings~ from their points of view, and followed by a brief epilogue, wrapped up by their mother, Marilyn.…

Q is for Queen

Q is for Queen I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter Q. Charlotte, NC is known as the Queen City; named by Scotch-Irish settlers who came along the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia. The name for this new settlement was Charlotte in honor of the wife of King George III, who was the king of…

Water Lilies

      A wet day in Napa at Hess Winery, is better than no day at Napa. . .         Reflecting Pond. . . you can barely make out the gold fish above.         Hess Small Block Series Viognier       Cheers!     I’m joining A Southern Daydreamer for…

Living with Dogs

Living with Dogs: Collections and Traditions, At Home and Afield ***** by Laurence Sheehan   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 is a favorite book of mine, with a prominent place on my coffee table. I stumbled on it for…