By the Sea

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 ~ Although we are knocking on fall’s door my tablescape inspiration this week came from this book~ it gave me the excuse to pull out and play with my coastal-inspired dishes one more time. .…

Seeking Indigo

 Seeking Indigo for Rainbow Summer School for Mrs. Matlock’s class, led me to return to Charleston, SC~ which we visited several weekends ago. From South Carolina Indigo Plantations The Forgotten Cash Crop of History: Indigo, or indigotin, is a dyestuff originally extracted from the varieties of the indigo and woad plants. Indigo was known throughout the ancient…

Women and the Sea

Women and the Sea ***** by Claire Murray 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. “In 2004, Claire Murray launched La Vie Claire magazine to celebrate women living creative lives pursuing their passions. It quickly became apparent that there were many…

The Angel’s Game, Part II

        The Angel’s Game **** by Carlos Ruis Zafon            I have more photos than would load easily in one post, so this Edible Review has two parts. If  you can found yourself here without seeing part one of this review, look here.       From my Williams- Sonoma Barcelona Cookbook:    …

The Angel’s Game, Part I

        The Angel’s Game **** by Carlos Ruis Zafon      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 have more photos than would load easily in one post, so this Edible Review has two parts. There is a link…

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…