It's been a while since we last connected. While there has been no shortage of 'languishing' over the past year, now that Spring has sprung, and vaccines are becoming more widely available, there is a desire to step outside of our comfort zones again (aka our stretchy pants) and to actually leave the house! And boy, does it feel liberating. I've enjoyed meeting friends for an alfresco lunch or a coffee in the park to catch up. I'm taking long(er) walks and, dare I say, I've b
Traditionally, in France, a 'Galette des Rois', otherwise known as a 'king cake', is served for the Epiphany. As history will tell it, the twelfth night following the birth of baby Jesus marks the arrival of the three kings to Bethlehem, and therefore, the day the Galette des Rois debuts. If you have done your math correctly, this translates to the sixth day of January. It is at this time that every pastry shop and boulangerie throughout all of France will display this decade
After a long month of glutinous eating (truffles, cheese, and cookies, oh my), it is time to detox a little. Nothing speaks to the soul more on a cold, dreary winter's day than a bowl of homemade chicken soup, and that is exactly what we are going to prepare from our bone broth. Understanding the health benefits of drinking bone broth is equally as satisfying. You can make bone broth from just about any animal - chicken, pork, beef, lamb, and fish, to name a few. We enjoyed a
As I considered two possible themes for our summer ceramics collection back in March, family celebrations were on my mind. Our family kicks off the month with our wedding anniversary on the first, then our older daughter celebrates her Independence Day birthday during the same week. Next, the coronavirus had just begun to affect our nation and the world. Citizens struggled to come to terms with the fact that we were experiencing the beginning stages of a devastating pandemic.
Longer days, thanks to the summer solstice, haven't exactly meant logging in extra hours of sleep in this household. What it has allowed, however, is a preconceived notion that because the days are staying lighter much longer, that the hours we stay awake, too, should be much longer. As a result, more time is being spent in the kitchen, allowing more sweet treats to make their way into our 'before bedtime' rituals. I suppose that when my children look back one day, the memori
Today, we saluted those who serve us both presently, as well as honored those who have served us in the past. As we gathered around the table with our loved ones this evening, we remembered the fallen soldiers who bravely fought for us and for this country. Westmoreland milk glass in the paneled grape pattern as well as a floral bouquet designed by McArdle's Florist in Greenwich was the inspiration for our tabletop. With the inclement weather we've experienced, we decided to