Tag: Southern Living

Witches’ Brew Stew

Witches’ Brew Stew, aka Chicken Soup, is a recipe that we enjoy and I’ve had bubbling in my cauldron before! Like all witches, I have my own special potion for Witches’ Brew Stew~ adapted from Southern Living’s recipe. Fire up your cauldron, or slow cooker! No fussing or worrying about stirring in a clockwise direction until your brew starts to bubble,…

Celebrating the Red, White, and Blueberry and a Winner!

I’m celebrating the Red, White, and Blueberry! I ran across a recipe for Blueberry Salsa in Southern Living that I had filed away~ there are two versions actually, one with onion and one without. I used red onion in ours :) Fun for serving with Red, White, and Blue Tortilla Chips from Trader Joe’s for a little Patriotic…

Seashells and Gardenias

What started as a table for two, in my head~ “Seashells by the Lakeshore”~ for Kathleen’s Let’s Dish~ At the Beach Table Challenge, morphed the moment the fragrance of the gardenias drifted my way. . . To me a table or picnic isn’t complete without flowers! I had already “planted” an orchid in shells in…

Corn Utopia

My palate and my table are in a state of Corn Utopia this week~ a place where these little kernels are bursting with the sweet flavor of summer. I borrowed my mother-in-law’s Fitz and Floyd Corn Pitcher, Salt & Pepper Shakers and last but not least, Butter Dish, for summer’s sweetest vegetable~ and the essence of the season~…

The Peach Keeper

The Peach Keeper **** by Sarah Addison Allen An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Chased the Moon welcomes you to her newest locale: Walls of Water, North Carolina, where the secrets are thicker than the fog…

Lilacs & Daylight

I was thrilled to have found lilac bundles at Trader Joe’s about six weeks ago, which was the inspiration for this table~ a surprise as delightful to me as their fragrance~ and the only way to enjoy them here since our climate is too warm for them to grow. I pulled out my Mikasa Daylight Dinnerware for…

Southern Living Big Book of Christmas

    Southern Living Big Book of Christmas ****.* by the Editors of Southern Living Magazine     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~     And Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter J~       A compendium &…

A Very Modest Cottage

   A Very Modest Cottage ****.* by Tereasa Surratt 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 loved this little book and the journey embarked on with ‘Hope and a Hammer’~ I have a love of found objects or fragments with a history…

Southern Bouquets, Part I

Southern Bouquets **** by Melissa Bigner with Heather Barrie and photography by Peter Frank Edwards 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…

Backseat Saints

      Backseat Saints **** by Joshilyn Jackson       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.         Rose Mae Lolley, a minor character from gods in Alabama is resurrected and returns in this story that takes off like a…