Category: Food

Taste the fruit…

        “Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”   ~Henry David Thoreau       Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio Salad~ heirloom tomatoes~ sliced extremely thin~ onion, capers, shaved parmesan, basil & olive oil. You can also add pine nuts,…

Butterfly Wings

  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 tablescape inspiration this week came in the form of a new teapot. . .  And this book~  The Butterfly House fascinated me and inspired me to share it in the form of an Edible…

The Butterfly House

  The Butterfly House **** by Marcia Preston 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 was pleasantly surprised by this book and enjoyed it more than I thought I would, despite its difficult subject matter. Its imagery was so evocative, it had me wanting…

Between the Tides

      Between the Tides ****.* by Patti Callahan Henry     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 was one of my beach reads on our annual family trip to coastal South Carolina. I…

Eat, Pray, Love

  Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia **** by Elizabeth Gilbert       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 don’t why it took me so long to get around to…

Southern Bouquets, Part II

 Southern Bouquets **** by Melissa Bigner with Heather Barrie and photography by Peter Frank Edwards Part II I have more photos than would load easily in one post, so this Edible Review has two parts. If  you can found yourself here without seeing part one of this review, look here.  Varieties of Zinnias were my food cues for Food for Thought with…

Southern Bouquets, Part I

Southern Bouquets **** by Melissa Bigner with Heather Barrie and photography by Peter Frank Edwards 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 have more photos than would load easily in one post, so this Edible Review has two parts. There is…

A Bowl of Cherries

  Happy 100th Tablescape Thursday to Susan and followers of Between Naps on the Porch! Thank you Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~  In celebration, I set my own porch, Vintage Style with bowls of cherries~ complete with a cherry pie. I’m sure there is enough for everyone :-)  If you’re…

The Vintage Table

      The Vintage Table ***** by Jacqueline de Montravel  (and the Editors of Romantic Homes Magazine)         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 is a feast for the eyes, chock full…

Backseat Saints

      Backseat Saints **** by Joshilyn Jackson       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.         Rose Mae Lolley, a minor character from gods in Alabama is resurrected and returns in this story that takes off like a…