Precious Little | Strawberry Peony Jam

It’s the time of year that it’s hard to pin me down.  I’m outside.  Busy in the backyard, planting, weeding, sitting, contemplating.  I just want to be outside.  Watching for the return of Chestnut.  Seeing if we have any new baby rabbits in the yard.  I just find so much peace there, that you’re hard… Read More Precious Little | Strawberry Peony Jam

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French Crush | Pâtisserie Lallier

I have a new pastry crush. It’s on Michelle from Pâtisserie Lallier.  She is a French-taught (Le Cordon Bleu, natch) pastry chef that has an almost mystical way about guimauves (that’s marshmallows to you and me).  Her Crème de Violette ones are particularly swoon-worthy.  The chocolate ones already have a loyal following. And wouldn’t you… Read More French Crush | Pâtisserie Lallier

Persephone’s Drinks Cabinet | The Rum Whitfield

Oh my goodness.  I stumbled on something.  Pumpkin water. Water.  Only the complete essence of pumpkin.  Much like tomato water.  Only pumpkiny-er.  Obviously. I just knew this would make a good cocktail addition.  And of course, my friend Molly completely helped me in sussing out some ingredients.  Because she’s totally good at it.  And she… Read More Persephone’s Drinks Cabinet | The Rum Whitfield