Category Archives: foodie

It’s Spring, so that means Ramps!

What is a ramp you ask?  Well, ramps are a spring vegetable, from the onion family, kind of like a cross between a leek, a scallion and a small spring onion.  The flavor is milder than a leek, but much … Continue reading

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Just like Julia

How many of us love Julia Child?  How many of us have a worn, dog-eared copy of her famous Mastering the Art of French Cooking?  Mine sits on my baker’s rack, ready to spring into action when needed. Lots of … Continue reading

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Herb Gardens

I am planning my herb garden.  Last year I was quite successful and I can’t wait to get it going again.  The first thing I have planned is to attend our local Asheville Herb Festival at the end of the … Continue reading

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Fresh Farm Food Love

Today I needed eggs, and being back in Asheville I knew I could just drive a mile or 2 and end up at my favorite little shack/farm stand to get what I needed.  There’s just nothing like fresh eggs- not … Continue reading

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The Mason Jar Trend

I love mason jars..they’re so homey.  I also love all the different and various ways people are using them.  They’re not just for canning, kids!  Anyway, after looking at the salad jars a FB friend pictured, it inspired me to … Continue reading

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Viva La Company!

What fun, a French themed dinner party!  Really, a great excuse for celebrating a trio of consecutive birthdays with a little ‘Joie de vivre’.  An intimate party, consisting of my mother, sister and my mother’s dear friend, Amy, escorted by … Continue reading

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Cream of Many Mushrooms Soup

Cream of Many Mushrooms Soup This is a creamy, wonderful recipe- great for the holidays or even those chilly evenings when you want something cozy to eat.  My daughter Lacey, who is an avid mushroom hater, used to devour this … Continue reading

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Fall is just about here, and it’s time to take a walk through the spice jars and see what needs replacing for the upcoming season.  So… the first thing I notice is my empty Pumpkin Pie Spice jar.  Time to … Continue reading

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Turbot Piccata Baked in Parchment

Turbot Piccata Baked in Parchment  (fish filet in butter lemon-caper sauce) There are hundreds of ways to cook a fish filet.  This is easy, tasty and sure to impress your company.  Turbot Piccata (fish filet in butter lemon-caper sauce) is my favorite … Continue reading

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My Favorite Caesar Salad

This is a recipe from one of my dearest friends, Brad. While visiting him in CT on our Girl’s Only Summer Road Trip 2 summers ago, we gathered at his apartment for an impromptu dinner party. Present were my daughter … Continue reading

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