fiery chimichurri and an adventure

fiery chimichurri and an adventure

Our last day together took Meg and me on an adventure. That’s what she called our walks when she was little. She loved catching bugs, not magical butterflies, icky ugly bugs that no one else would go near. Frogs were … Continue reading

lavender shortbread

lavender shortbread

I love lavender. The delicate scent and stunning color calms me. There’s a reason lavender essential oil is used in aromatherapy! I saw it growing as a hedge in Tuscany and have been thinking about this shortbread recipe ever since. My herb garden receives up … Continue reading

make sure that you like him

make sure that you like him

I was nine the first time that I fell in love. Our relationship consisted of passing notes to each other during our school day. I remember the message because it was always the same:  I love you. Do you love … Continue reading

homemade bread at the farm

homemade bread at the farm

It’s summer and that means it’s bread making season. You would think that the winter would inspire me to bake lovely homey loaves of hot steaming bread to warm up our frozen spirits. But no; I make bread in the … Continue reading

still drooling…

still drooling…

It’s funny how food dominates my memory. Even as a child, the world stood still when I tasted something that rocked my taste buds. I was invited to go away for the weekend with a friend and her family. I was … Continue reading

lemon thyme ice cream

lemon thyme ice cream

I have been buying kitchen gadgets for over thirty years. I own every conceivable pot, pan, knife, peeler, mold – you name it; I own it. I have worn out three stand mixers and four food processors. And yet despite being a crazed … Continue reading

hope springs eternal…

hope springs eternal…

Ralph loves to capture my intense sense of fashion! It had to have been -25*C with the Arctic gale howling across our farm on Saturday afternoon as Ralph and I played in the dirt. Dressed in long johns, ski pants, hooded sweater, down-filled winter … Continue reading