Book Club · Cooking · Freezer Meals · Main Dishes

Book Club – The Toss of a Lemon

Ever since I read The Toss of a Lemon*  for the first time a few years ago, I’ve been eager to have some people to discuss it with. Not surprisingly, I’ve suggested to the book club a few times, and I was happy to learn it was this month’s selection. The book deals with complex themes… Continue reading Book Club – The Toss of a Lemon

Cocktails · Cooking · Holiday

Getting into the Halloween Spirit

For several years in a row I hosted a Spooky Cocktail Party for Halloween, complete with a full assortment of creepy yet elegant Halloween cocktails. A short but sweet menu is key to keeping guests from feeling overwhelmed by too many choices, and also makes the bartender’s job much easier.   This was a great party to… Continue reading Getting into the Halloween Spirit


Canning and Preserving Journals

Pears Poached in Red Wine and Spices. Photo by Holly Hendrick. The fruits (and veggies) of my labor. From right to left, Green Taco Sauce, Pickled Red Beets, Pickled Yellow Beets with Onions, Dilly Beans, Red Relish (beets, cabbage, horseradish), Dill Relish, Spiced Yellow Plum Jam, Red Plum Jam, Yellow Plum Jam. Photo by Holly… Continue reading Canning and Preserving Journals