October is Fall and Apple Picking and Halloween and Pumpkins. We make our first of many batches of Pumpkin Cookies right about now. Makes many but they go fast.
Pumpkin Cookies – makes 6 dozen
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
What a tribute to a legendary Italian cook – her recipe included in her obituary in the New York Times.
In Emilio Romagna last summer we had many versions of the pasta from the region she was raised in.
Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce
Soon to make our annual pilgramage to London. It is our favorite city, (after New York of course, we are New Yorkers). Its history, culture, parks and museums, even the food is good these days. The bookstores for books not yet published in the US, are great for a brutal reader like myself. The array [...]
Green for all Seasons
As the season changes I reflect on my spring garden just a few short months ago, all abloom and in perfect shades of green. My outdoor “room” is accessorized with an ancient iron trellis found at my weekly haunt, The Georgetown Flea Market, and placed behind our pond. [...]
During our month of days in Italy we literally stumbled on this lovely restaurant on Sirmione. An old castle town on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Guarda, with a view of the lake on both sides. We were walking along the old cobbled streets when we spied this niche in the [...]
And what a celebration we had! Our Brazilian daughter in law became an American citizen and we provided all the pomp and circumstance we could muster. Our 45 star flag adorned the front of our house, and a bit of history here, the 45th state was Utah in 1896 and [...]
Today is the first day of school in our area but just 2 short weeks ago we were enjoying long summer days in our rented house on the beach. For a few years now, we’ve chosen this house for its ramshackle charm, huge front porch, [...]
Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday. The most inclusive, the most American, the most traditionally food oriented. And of course the decorations make the holiday more festive Here are 10 ideas of things you can do to make your Thanksgiving wonderful and welcoming:
1. Our sideboard in the picture above already [...]
Accessories are the jewelry of interior design . So too are the flower arrangements and accents that we choose for each season. Fall is ripe with opportunities as the season unfolds and brings in the holidays. From my garden I bring in a huge bouquet of limelight hydrangeas, their wonderful [...]