Category: Food

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…

Green Eggs and Ham

    Green Eggs and Ham ***** by Dr. Suess       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’m sharing this book at Food for Thought, because I discovered that this classic is 50 years old this year!…

The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry

      The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry ***** by Kathleen Flinn       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 an excellent book, especially for Food for Thought. I devoured it :-) It…

Pontoon Picnic

P is for Pontoon Picnic. . . I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter P.  Our picnic paraphernalia was purchased at Kohl’s including the placemats, napkins & napkin Rings, fish bowls & glasses.  This place setting is not our normal boating picnic fare~ for practical purposes we typically use plastic :-)   To drink~ Pellegrino. . .  This Pontoon Picnic wouldn’t…

Cinco de Mayo

       A few Tex-Mex inspired recipes to put you in the mood for Cinco de Mayo. . .         Southwestern Layered Salad Recipe adapted from Southern Living~              A Quick and Easy Salsa. . .      Almost homemade :-)     Start with your favorite jar of salsa, we…

Shoot the Moon

    Shoot the Moon **** by Billie Letts       I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.           In 1972, the town of DeClare, Oklahoma, was reeling from the murder of Gaylene Harjo and the disappearance of…

House Rules

    House Rules ****.* by Jodi Picoult      Seventeen-year-old Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome, which renders him unable to read social cues or relate to his peers. Like many kids with AS, Jacob is obsessed with one subject — in his case, forensic analysis.  His mantra: What would Dr. Henry Lee do?, watching CrimeBusters, and listening to his police scanner,…