A Tea Party

A Tea Party  It’s charming, traditional, summery and of course very English. My friend Miriam, a floral designer, invited some of her friends, their daughters and grand-daughters for an English Tea Party in her garden in Greenwich Ct. I was there to produce the tea party and afterwards write the story for this June’s Connecticut Cottages and Gardens Magazine.[Read More…]

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Festive Dinner Recap

  The Festive Dinner Recap The doorbell rang at 7pm. The first four guests arrive. Introductions are exchanged and the festivities begin. Cocktails in hand, hors d’oeuvres passed and the doorbell rings. The last two guests arrive. Introductions complete. Full speed ahead. Lively conversation involves art, travel, food and wine. My Very Favorite Subjects! Here’s the festive[Read More…]

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Festive dinner

Festive Dinner   Next weekend May 16, I’m hosting a Festive Dinner for The Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Gardens in Woodbury Ct. http://www.theglebehouse.org   It’s a fun event where complete strangers come to any one of eleven homes hosting a dinner.   I just called my guests and introduced myself.   I thought you[Read More…]

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Impromtu Spring Dinner

  An Impromtu Spring Dinner I couldn’t wait to share this impromptu Spring dinner I made recently. It all started when I was given a sampling of microgreens to try. These are quick growing young plants that are harvested soon after germination. They have 50 times the nutrients per volume as the same plants have in[Read More…]

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Vietnamese Pho Soup

  Right now I’m cooking up a new bone broth- you may recall my recent post on bone broth.  This time I’m creating a broth for the base of my Vietnamese Pho Soup. The broth is simmering away in my kitchen and the aroma is making me want a bowl right this moment. Alas, I have[Read More…]

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