Monthly Archives: April 2014

Foolproof Favorites From Famous Chefs: Lemon Curd

Lemons, lemons, lemons.  I’ve got so many lemons! I have always loved the smell of lemon, and all citrus for that matter.  When I was a young girl, there was a lotion in a tall thin glass bottle that was the scent of lemon.  It was $2 a bottle, and I was too young to […]

Baby in the Apple Cake

My sister made an apple cake for Mom’s 82nd birthday. There was a baby in the apple cake. The most surprising thing about the baby in the apple cake was that I never knew about the baby until now.  I have Grandma Flora‘s recipes, her precious gold thimble, her linens, her chocolate set, and the […]

Pamela’s Clam Dip

My friend Pamela is a old-fashioned girl with a modern twist. She loves tradition and history and longevity of friendships, but she knows how to jazz things up to make them seem fresh and new and interesting.  There is always fun to be had when Pam is around! You can see just how much fun […]

Martin’s UnBelizeable Salsa de Cilantro

Belize is a happy place. The people are nice, the landscape is gorgeous, the food is tasty.  The water is warm, the beach is clean and the seafood is delicious.  When our party of six traveled to see the mayan ruins, the ceremonial caves and the piles of conch shells on the sea floor, we […]

Death of a Dough Boy

My sister-in-law sent me an email obituary. She knew I would be interested. We are getting to the age when people we know are dying.  And while we don’t always know them well, still, deaths should be remembered.  It reminds us of how long we have lived and that one day all our friends will […]