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Thursday, August 21, 2014

the dog street pub; dinner in colonial williamsburg

our adventures in relocation continue.  we spent the day wandering in colonial williamsburg and had dinner at the dog street pub, to read the whole post, click on this link

Monday, August 18, 2014

farmers market foray; colonial williamsburg

my first post from williamsburg, virginia-my soon to be new home!  to read about the farmers market held each saturday during the summer in the historic merchant's square, follow this link

pennington's icebox cake: a no-bake summer dessert

the second in a series of desserts featuring pennington's strawberry rye, to read the entire post, please follow this link

Sunday, August 3, 2014

strawberry tea-ramisu; a no bake summer recipe

if you give a pastry chef a bottle of pennington's strawberry rye, chances are she will whip up a dessert.  and if said pastry chef is feeling a little daring, she might just reinvent the classic tiramisu into something totally southern.  guess what, this happened, it really, really happened!  to read the entire post and see the full recipe, visit my new blog page by following this link

Monday, June 2, 2014



sunday mornings are perfect for gardening.  there is a certain sense of peace that the demonstration garden has early in the day which i find comforting.  today i went out to the garden with a chocolate chip bundt cake and spent a few hours weeding the beds and chatting with my fellow master gardeners. as master gardeners, we spend time preparing gardens for tours and on occasion,  those gardens are our own.  it is a chance to share our most prized possession with fellow gardeners.  this afternoon, i had the pleasure of visiting the garden of one of my fellow demonstration garden volunteers.

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roasted radishes with wilted greens


spring gardening means lots of radishes.  the familiar red spheres are so pretty and colorful; a perfect accent or garnish.  radishes are enjoying a moment now and there is no shortage of shapes or colors available to dress up your salad or hors d'oeurves .  the entire plant is edible though so think twice about discarding the leaves and flower stalks as you pick them from the garden.  

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let the broccoli harvest begin!



we plant broccoli in the garden for the spring and fall seasons.  it is one of the few plants that we purchase without considering the variety.  whether it is a hybrid or an heirloom, we aren't concerned; we just want healthy plants to give us a head start since both spring and fall are pretty short seasons here in nashville.  this is especially true for the spring season.  while this past winter seemed like it would never end and as cool as the spring was, the cold weather crops began bolting quickly.  we were late getting plants into the ground because of the unusually colder weather and by the time we got things going, the days began getting longer and some plants began bolting.

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