Usher in fall with late summer happiness

Veggie surprise
Veggie surprise

What do you share when you want to extend thanks, help warm a new home, or brighten someone’s table? Flowers nearly always get the job done, and  chocolate works any time of year.

Have you tried a basket of apples or platter of fresh veggies? I loved this gift of late summer and I’m passing on my veggie surprise for your fall harvest — guaranteed to make someone happy at your table or theirs.




Chowder for the Wolf at the Door

When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our

Apple Soup Sendoff

Farewells bring on mingled emotions. Some signal “goodbyes” and others “so longs,” with hopes to stay connected even over long distances. When the time came

Peppered Corn Meal

Preparing the perfect polenta sounds easy enough, but around my kitchen, it takes added patience to work with the grainy flour ground from white or