Swordfish and Tomato Kabobs with Salsa Verde Mayonnaise at Edible Rhody

Swordfish and Tomato Kabobs with Salsa Verde Mayonnaise at Edible Rhody

We’ve been on a bit of a seafood bender here this week, even including a salad of grilled, stuffed squid and greens from the garden, a dish that JR informed me he would not eat – until the plate was in front of him, at which point, he promptly devoured it. JR isn’t much ofContinue Reading

Strawberry Salsa & Sugared Pita Chips from The Coastal Table cookbook + a giveaway

Strawberry Salsa & Sugared Pita Chips from The Coastal Table cookbook + a giveaway

Congratulations to Christina who won a copy of The Coastal Table. The giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered and to Union Park Press for providing the book for this giveaway. You know that friend you have who has great taste in all things style and food? And who makes it allContinue Reading

This Week in the Garden – end of June: hello greens, goodbye peonies & wisteria

This Week in the Garden – end of June: hello greens, goodbye peonies & wisteria

Oh, and there was a skunk in our henhouse eating eggs all of last weekend, too. But that’s not technically the garden, even if he did stank up the garden on the night he was discovered robbing the eggs. We are eating giant mixed green salads every night at dinner, which is really fabulous, butContinue Reading

This Week in the Garden – mid-June: strawberries and wild turkeys

This Week in the Garden – mid-June: strawberries and wild turkeys

I’m a little tardy with this week’s garden update. JR and I took a very quick trip to North Carolina, stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast, ate outstanding North Carolina-style pulled pork (in vinegar and crushed red pepper sauce) and Brunswick stew, then hoofed it around Pinehurst No. 2 for the final day of the men’sContinue Reading

Peas with Lemon Mascarpone

Peas with Lemon Mascarpone

As mentioned in the post about lunch at La Bandita Townhouse in Pienza, since having their pea soup with lemon mascarpone, I’ve been making lemon mascarpone and eating it with abandon. In related news, I also bought a lemon tree after returning from Italy. It’s only a wee, little tree right now, but eventually, IContinue Reading