Deep-Fried Buddhist Goodness in the South

For a deeper and more disciplined experience, use a pestle and mortar with fresh ingredients when you have the time. For a faster and easier experience, use the garlic and onion powder – particularly on a weeknight – when you need a quick and tasty dinner treat. Continue reading Deep-Fried Buddhist Goodness in the South

Longest Night Party

We invited friends to our Longest Night party to celebrate the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2016 which began at sunset at 4:52 PM, Central Time, in Memphis. To mark the solstice, we turned off all electric ceiling, table and floor lamps in the house and decorated the inside of the house with white votive candles, strings of white electric lights, and white Poinsettias. We placed white candlelit … Continue reading Longest Night Party

Le Barchette di Indivia

At a recent party, I planned an Italian themed menu of Aperitivo followed by a simple dinner. I hoped to serve small bites with fresh, healthy ingredients with Negronis and Blood Orange and Rosemary cocktails. I created easy-to-serve, handheld salads in boats of Belgian endive. The mildly bitter leaves of endive offer a soft crunch to salads. Feel free to vary the ingredients in this … Continue reading Le Barchette di Indivia

A Taste of Seattle

Seattle offers a robust food scene with access to the sea, produce and livestock from local farms and wines from the Columbia River valley. During our time in the area, we enjoyed sampling the abundance of Washington state. Here’s a round-up of our best eating experiences from August 12-21, 2016. Breakfast and Brunch On our first morning in Seattle, Christy T. suggested we try the chorizo … Continue reading A Taste of Seattle