Between, Georgia

    Between, Georgia ***** by Joshilyn Jackson      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!     This is my favorite book of…

The School of Essential Ingredients

The School of Essential Ingredients  *****  by Erica Bauermeister    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~      My favorite quote from the book: “It’s not always easy to slow our lives down. But just in case we need…

Bruschetta

  Bruschetta This is a recipe that I adapted after having it at dinner at a restaurant, and then it was removed from the menu. Very simple and tasty, you can adjust the amount of onions, mushrooms and tomatoes to your liking. It’s also very quick if you’ve carmelized the onions and cooked the mushrooms in advance! Ingredients…

2010 Home Trends…?

  I saw this article in Saturday’s Charlotte Observer… 2010 is likely to bring black walls and upholstery, patchwork quilts, and growing veggies and raising chickens. This reminds me of Sesame Street… One of these things is not like the other!  

Broccoli Cornbread

  Great accompaniment to chili or soup!  Today, I’m trying to make  my lunch of Progresso Tomato Basil Soup more appealing! There are lots of variations of recipes out there, the one that I like is this:   Broccoli Cornbread 1 box Jiffy cornbread mix 1 (10 oz.) box chopped broccoli (thawed and excess moisture removed) 1 sm.…

The Young Victoria

I saw this yesterday with my friend Annie. It was a perfect movie for a cold, rainy day. Beautiful set, beautiful costumes, beautiful Emily Blunt! Review in Entertainment Weekly here.

Love this blog

 Love this blog Five Full Plates! I came across it since one of my favorite authors, Joshilyn Jackson, is a contributor. At the moment, I’m frantically searching for a food vignette in my favorite book of hers, Between, Georgia so that I can use it for a food for thought review. Read Joshilyn’s post from Tuesday, titled…

Gone to the Dogs

      Don’t they look sweet and innocent?  This is Gracie’s favorite place to rest in the kitchen.     Typically, the dogs are gated in the kitchen during the course of the day. If we are gone, they are gated in the laundry room. In the mornings however, ONE dog, Chloe, wakes up…

Found Objects

  Definition of Found Object on Dictionary.com : A natural object or an artifact not originally intended as art, found and considered to have aesthetic value. Also called objet trouvé. I am a sucker for any fragment that has the time-worn patina of age. Looking at an object, you wonder about it’s former life and the stories that it could tell. …