...isn't that how Shakespeare phrased it?! Perhaps not, but I do often explain my passion for food as an outward expression of my love for family and friends. I strongly believe that those who love to cook are more interested in the pleasure it gives others than to themselves. … [Read more...] about If Food be the Music of Love, Cook on…How About Some Chicken Soup?
I awoke this morning to the sweet words of my husband, "Happy Valentine's Day, my love". No, he was not a day late: in our home, we celebrate love every day. I freely admit that he is definitely more romantic than I. He introduced me to Downton Abbey, and sometimes gets … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day, Gone but Hopefully not Forgotten. Et tu Soufflé?
Downton Abbey fans were thrilled with the news in S2 Episode 6 that the Great War was over, particularly after the previous sombre episode where Matthew and William come home wounded from the war, and William succumbs to his injuries. Bummer. At long last we will be able to … [Read more...] about Welcome to the New World: Doubting Thomas Eats Humble pie
Downton Abbey fans across America (and Canada) were glued to their sets last night to watch the season finale of their favorite period drama on PBS. Many got into the spirit of the night and celebrated with friends and family, dressing up Downton and serving Downton dinner. A … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey Withdrawal? Everything Old is New Again
It was Mrs. Beeton's birthday yesterday. It was also my Father's. A lawyer by training--just like Matthew Crawley--Dad's heart belongs to fishing. His favorite ball cap reads "Born to Fish, Forced to Work". Fishing has a long tradition as a gentleman's sport in the English … [Read more...] about Tall Fish Tales Served with Smoked Salmon Mousse Pinwheels