Category: Winter

A Hearty Winter Soup: Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup

A bowl of this hearty soup is ideal to chase away the winter chills! It’s soup weather! Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup was in the cozy comfort food section of the January/February edition of Cooking with Paula Deen magazine.  Use the smoked sausage of your choice~ turkey or chicken for a healthier alternative or…

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Curd

I had a surprise delivery of some home-grown California sunshine in the form of citrus~ lemons, limes and a few grapefruit! Thank you Jain! Some California sunshine along with a few cocktails :) is just what the doctor ordered after a winter blast! We are big fans of lemon curd, which I usually buy jars of at…

Got Snow? Mix a Snow Cream Cocktail!

I hope you all have your provisions to survive the latest winter blast. . . Bread, milk, batteries, ice melt. . . And copious amounts of alcohol :) We had a healthy 10 inches of snow, more than the dusting we had a couple of weeks ago and the only snow we’ve seen here since 2011.…

Winter Waterview

A little winter water steam fog, the result of cold air moving over warmer water. . . The water tends to look a little mysterious and changes as the light shifts and comes up. Hope you’re surviving winter and staying warm this weekend! Thank you for your visit!

Novel Baking: Mulling Spice & Spicy Cider

  We had our first snow this week, two inches to give us a nice dusting and for some timely winter atmosphere for Home Made Winter with The Novel Bakers! While snow is frightful lately in the Northeast and Midwest (and more recently in Atlanta), it’s something I look forward to since it’s a rare occurrence is usually here today, gone tomorrow.…

Novel Baking: Home Made Winter

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Home Made Winter. HOME MADE blew readers away with its stunning package, delicious recipes, beautiful photos, step-by-step instruction, and Yvette van Boven’s own hand-drawn artwork throughout the book. Van Boven’s passion for great food and good humor could be felt on every page in the book. Now, in the follow-up HOME…

Chasing Away The Winter Blues

I’m at the table with my personal recipe to chase away the Winter Blues: Blooms, Dishes, and Sunshine! While sunshine can be hard to come by in January, flowers and dishes never fail. Our weather this month has fluctuated from the single digits to temperatures in the 60s. A little January sunshine is always welcome and…

Winter Nest Feathering and Giveaway!

I feathered my nest, aka Potting Shed, with some fresh winter nesting materials~ clearing away the Christmas tartan, leaving the pine cones and cutting some fresh sprigs of fragrant pine. Snow bird salad plates, on sale at Pottery Barn after Christmas, came home to roost. They’ve flocked together  among the birdhouses for a little tabletop dining and seed buffet.…