A little curious

My trip the grocery store yielded one pork loin, and nothing else.  Nothing inspired me on that trip to the store, so my well-stocked pantry would have to spark my dinner inspiration.  Inspiration came in the form of Continue reading

Stone Fruit

Summer’s glorious gift to each of us is juicy stone fruit.  Peaches, nectarines, plums, etc.  There isn’t a farm stand around that isn’t full of these colorful and juicy treasures.  When summer gives you stone fruit, you MUST use them, and sometimes their abundance can become overwhelming.  My solution is Continue reading

Plantation Inspiration

Floral Park loves our cocktail nights.  You tell my neighbors there’s going to be cocktails and they come out in droves.  Our most recent cocktail night was done in connection with our Garden Swap, and this one was themed Garden Cocktails on the Plantation.  Sue & Ashley hosted a “spirit-ed” evening in their beautiful backyard and invited our neighborly mixologists to create cocktails inspired by their own gardens. Continue reading

Mom’s Day

IMG_2020This Mother’s Day, Alex and I hosted brunch for my mom, his mom, and the rest of our family.  Having just completed my night of canning with Ashley, I had some left over cherries in need of a recipe, so inspired by our recent Breakfast Club, I made Ashley’s Cherry Clafoutis.  Nothing says brunch like a warm, sweet, tart, creamy clafoutis.  Since moms can’t live on clafoutis alone, I also made: Continue reading