I am not a strict locavore, I mean, I don’t mind the taste of Jamaica in my Rum or the Rhine in my Riesling, but increasingly I am drawn to praise the local distilleries and vineyards rising up around me, and for good reason. In fact, without leaving the small state of Vermont one can find plenty of unique elixirs to stock their liquor cupboard or wine cellar. I will feature only three in this post, but I am certain one might just as well highlight countless others, for as these family-owned ventures are springing up they are earning high marks in the process. I know my finds will encourage you to explore your own local area.
20 Feb 2012 9 Comments
09 Feb 2012 6 Comments
How are you celebrating this Valentine’s Day? With champaign and a special friend while decked in your finery? Or planning a less formal night with your sweetie? Either way, I hope you consider the gold and silver threads in your wardrobe for your special evening. Here are three possible looks I dragged out of my closet…
02 Feb 2012 4 Comments
Thinking about a dinner party? Overwhelmed?
As far back as I can remember, my mother held several grand dinner parties a year. Sometimes they were family reunions, Irish Catholic style (code for large!) with sixty or more people milling around a table laden with copious platters of meats and cheeses and veggies. Other times her dinners were comprised of a select six couples. The dinning room table set with her silver flatware, bone china and crystal flutes placed just so. Candles lit by 6:30 surrounding a seasonal floral arrangement in the center.