Short Cut Cheese Fondue

   This is my Foodie Friday contribution this week.     In the mood for Cheese Fondue, I found a recipe of Tyler Florence’s at Food Network. Then, I stumbled on this at the deli counter at the grocery store.       I thought I’d give it a try, since I didn’t have any Kirsch and didn’t want…

Longing for Spring

     I’m joining Susan’s Tablescape Thursday Party at Between Naps on the Porch.       Not a functioning tablescape this week…more of an assortment of green and garden related items to play with, for inspiration during this dreary weather. I have to remind myself that spring is around the corner :-)         While out…

South of Broad

        I’m joining Jain in her bi-monthly edible book review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place!     South of Broad ** by Pat Conroy     It’s been 14…

The Girl She Used To Be

       I’m joining Jain in her bi-monthly edible book review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place!       The Girl She Used To Be **** by David Cristofano   The…

The Art of Racing in the Rain

        The Art of Racing in the Rain **** by Garth Stein ****(Xanax, and Kleenex maybe required)         I’m joining Jain in with this edible book review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all…

Megan’s Birthday Trifle

I’m contributing a Lemon Berry Trifle Recipe for Foodie Friday this week. The basis for this recipe was a Tyler Florence recipe, Lemon Curd Trifle with Berries. I made a short-cut version with lemon curd in a jar. I went one step further and made Lemon Fondue you can see Here. Tyler’s recipe called for folding the whipped…

Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers (Lottie’s China)

        I’m joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.      Last week with Spring on the Horizon, I had a botanically inspired tablescape to share. This week, our weather has taken a nose dive. Last weekend’s weather was a teaser. Winter is still here, scarves, gloves, and coats are…

Lemon Fondue

   This is my Foodie Friday contribution this week–a perfect solution for a quick and light dessert.       This is a great recipe for a shower or ladies luncheon.     Lemon Fondue   1 (11 ¼ ounce) jar lemon curd 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk ¼ cup half and half garnish:   lemon zest…

Portmeirion Botanic Garden

  I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.         I thought I would pretend Spring was already here, instead of early morning temperatures we’ve had lately in the 20 degree range.           This is my everyday pattern, Botanic Garden by Portmeirion. It’s available almost…

Photofiddle

  I’m joining Susan (and company!) at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.       This is a photo that I uploaded at Photofiddle. I ran across it in a gift guide in the avalanche of holiday catalogs and magazines I received back in November. I was so happy with the results, I thought I’d share! The process…