how to grill the perfect burger

how to grill the perfect burger

RESIST THE URGE TO SQUEEZE! Something profoundly primal happens to me when I hear the sizzle and crack of our bar-be-cue. The smell of a grilling burger makes me instantly starving and sends me running to the fridge to grab … Continue reading

welcome back to my farm…

welcome back to my farm…

My girls gave me those pretty turquoise boots.The flower gardens have been weeded, the garden statuary is out and Ralph figures three more days and he and Dad will have the barn finished. We’re full steam ahead getting the farm … Continue reading

winter caprese salad

winter caprese salad

I’m trying to stay productive. One foot in front of the other and all that sort of stuff but the truth is I’m watching the clock and the weather… We had our first winter storm Saturday night with more bad … Continue reading

pear tarte tatin for Sara

pear tarte tatin for Sara

I’ve lusted after tarte tatin since I began cooking. Given that commercial puff pastry has been available at the super market for years, I’m not sure why I’ve been so timid to try it. Over the weekend, I threw caution … Continue reading

candied carrots to die for

candied carrots to die for

The humble carrot becomes a rock star when you turn it into candy! A little maple syrup and dijon mustard and you have a vegetable dish that even your kids will be lining up for. I love the autumn. Cozy … Continue reading