August 15, 2014 · 7:56 am
Some of the best of summer is yet to come! As our days remain sunny and warm well into fall, the meals of choice remain light and healthy……….
artichoke dressed with lemon, garlic and olive oil
cauliflower grilled with olive oil, salt and pepper
white beans slow cooked with garlic, onion, tomato, rosemary and thyme
radishes, green onions, celery, kalamata olives, fresh corn, and arugula, dressed only with olive oil and balsamic
with grilled wild salmon = dinner!!!!
October 1, 2013 · 7:36 am
I’ve dreamed of being spontaneous – ready instantly for any eventuality life might bring. Alas, I am not by nature given to acting on sudden impulses. To paraphrase Webster, I am not given to acting without effort and premeditation. Consequently, I am learning to plan to be spontaneous.
I don’t know about your world, but in mine, being spontaneous with family and friends most often involves food. Having ingredients on hand is essential – a complicated recipe is not.
enamel roasting pan
add lemons, cut in wedges and squeezed
garlic cloves, peeled
lemons halved, squeezed into and put in the cavities
seasoned with salt, pepper, and fresh rosemary
partially baked, potatoes added
baked a bit longer, carrots added
served on a big platter in the middle of the table
along with arugula dressed with olive oil and balsamic,
enough to feed and appeal to a crowd of various ages.
Are you naturally spontaneous, or working on it???….I’d love to hear your stories!
September 2, 2013 · 6:44 am
…..and the other gold”
– dinner with girlfriends –
appetizers and Prosecco/Limoncello spritzers on the terrace
dinner in the sunroom
The blessing of good friends – old and new!!!
June 30, 2013 · 6:23 pm
“Could I have that Duo/Storm dinner in the field?”
The answer is YES!
Samantha Hutchinson – Could I Have That? – fashion and lifestyle blogger, arranged a Fall Wine Dinner in the field behind the house featuring
Duo Catering and Storm Wines
wine pairings and commentary by Ernst Storm
Ernst and Brooke
-learn more about Ernst and his amazing wines at stormwines.com–
together with multiple courses of fabulous food from
Ashley and Brian of Duo Events
-be sure to go to their website duoevents.com to see video of the evening complete with food preparation in my kitchen-
made for an unforgettable balmy fall evening under a full moon.
p.s. it’s not too early to start planning a fun fall event!