Monthly Archives: July 2010

Ballet Slippers, Brownies + The gift of a sister

My brothers have always inspired and encouraged me.  As the middle child and only girl in the family, I felt secure with a brother on either side.  That is, when one or the other wasn’t entirely tormenting me — as only a brother can do.  Still, there was always something missing.  I was envious of friends of mine with […]


Slow-Roasted Peaches with Lavender + Honey

  When I first met my husband he subsisted on deli turkey, boiled broccoli and canned peaches.  Okay, that’s a little dramatic, but he did love his canned peaches. Still a running joke between us today, I thought these slow-roasted organic peaches with crushed lavender buds and organic honey might take him back to the […]


From the Archives :: Stone Fruit Carpaccio with Vanilla Bean Syrup + Ginger Cream

  With only one week of summer left, this recipe is too good not to pull from the archives.  Try it while you can still get your hands on some luscious stone fruit! :: This is one of those recipes that can be equally satisfying made for one or presented on a humongous platter for a […]


Indulge :: Cheese Tamales

  Who says the 4th of July feast needs to center around the traditional menu consisting of watermelon, burgers and corn on the cob?  I love to mix it up and surprise my guests with something unexpected.  My friends are smart — but they definitely like be kept on their toes These simple cheese tamales become […]

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