Category: Summer

Summer Blooms Around the Potting Shed

I hope you’re having a blooming good summer! It’s hot and drier than normal here in North Carolina this summer, so I’m watering pots around my Potting Shed every morning. It’s apparently the perfect weather for Passion Flower! This vine volunteered and has grown up from between cracks of the boards of the porch of my Potting Shed.…

Peach-Blackberry Cobbler Bars

No spoon required to get your cobbler fix with these easy to assemble bars, made with fresh summer peaches and blackberries! Help yourself to a taste of summer in an easy dessert, Peach-Blackberry Cobbler Bars! Peaches are the stone fruit harbinger of summer! Local South Carolina peaches are starting to arrive at farm stands and…

Celebrate Summer: Recipes and Inspiration from the Kitchen to the Table!

Enjoy the flavors of summer with recipes and inspiration from the kitchen to the table. You’ll find a bumper crop of recipes using Farmers Market fresh tomatoes, corn and peaches along with summer table inspiration for alfresco dining. Are you looking forward to the lazy days of summer? I pulled together some of my favorite ways to…

Skillet Bourbon, Peach and Blueberry Crumble!

Bourbon, Peach and Blueberry Crumble is a celebration of summer fruit in a skillet! Easy to make and delicious using juicy peaches at their peak of freshness, you can make individual desserts using mini skillets or one large skillet to serve a crowd.     We’re enjoying the fruit of the season and Bourbon, Peach and…

Farmers’ Market Pasta Salad

Fresh-from-the-Farmers’ Market Pasta Salad is the answer to ‘what’s-for-dinner?’ with summer’s bounty from local farm stands or your own garden. Fresh, light, and on our summer rotation of easy meals for the summer! You can adjust your ingredients for what’s in season or what you like. My June issue of Southern Living Magazine yielded a bumper crop…

Seaside Dining

I’m lakeside enjoying a little seaside dining with Pfaltzgraff Seaside Dinnerware. Pfaltzgraff’s Seaside brings the color palette of the sun, sand, and sea to the table.  Shells, starfish, and a rope detail, dot the coastal borders of the plates in shades of blue and green with a touch of sunny yellow. I combed the aisles of…

Sunflowers & Busy Bees

My Mother-in-Law directed me to this Sunflower Field that she spied on her route. Full of Busy Bees~ If you don’t have a sunflower field nearby, you can always find some at Trader Joe’s :) Thank you for your visit!

Purples, Plums & Petunias Alfresco Tablescape

While the calendar says September, we’re still having summer weather, fortunately with some lower humidity.  A teaser of fall-like temperatures are on the horizon for the weekend.  I set a transitional table reflecting the summer weather we’re still in the midst of and to enjoy the last of the summer annuals.  Petunias~ still blooming after a long, hot summer and some fruits…