Birds of a Feather

    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 inspiration this week came from a new bird dinner plate, bowl and oversized mug I found at Home Goods a couple of…

Charleston Whites

We recently visited Charleston, South Carolina for the weekend. In addition to a diner’s destination & delight, it is a city chock full of wonderful architecture. . .full of columns, fluted pilasters, wrought iron, and architrave moldings on historic buildings and homes. We park the car for the weekend when we arrive and enjoy walking, so we don’t miss anything. . .it also helps offset our calorie consumption :-)  History…

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…

Charleston Green

  Mrs. Matlock’s  Rainbow Summer School is now in session~ This week’s color of the Rainbow assignment is Green~ I thought I’d share some Green from a weekend visit to Charleston, South Carolina. At first glance this wrought iron appears black, but is actually considered Charleston Green. The color originated after the American Civil War, when the North provided black paint to…

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…

This Little Piggy Went To Market

      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 Fitz & Floyd French Market Pigs went to the Farmer’s Market and were the inspiration for this week’s tablescape.        I have…

One White Dog, One Yellow Dog

  An early evening boat ride with Chloe & Gracie. . . they seem to enjoy it as much as we do. While they look the same, Chloe is as yellow as can be. . . scared of loud noises~ not fireworks or thunder~ you know, really scary noises like sneezes. . . Afraid of strange objects. .…

Harbor Island

    Mrs. Matlock’s seven week  Rainbow Summer School is now in session.  This week’s color of the Rainbow assignment is Orange~ We just returned from our annual family beach trip and I went through my photos looking for orange shots to share.  Beautiful sunrises & sunsets are the norm at Harbor Island. Our family has been visiting this…