Celebrating Chinese New Year with Family and Homemade Dumplings

Northern Chinese families celebrate the new year reunion dinner by making dumplings together. Continue reading Celebrating Chinese New Year with Family and Homemade Dumplings

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Celebrate Dining Out for Life at Tart Cafe and Cafe 1912 on April 27

On April 27 I invite you to declare “Vive la France” and dine with me and fellow supporters of Friends for Life. Continue reading Celebrate Dining Out for Life at Tart Cafe and Cafe 1912 on April 27

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

Smoked and Slow-Cooked Brisket Sliders

At a party in May, I debuted a tray of sliders made with slow-cooked brisket which received complimentary reviews. I didn’t find a recipe for what I wanted to make back then so I struck out on my own. For the Fourth of July, I revisited this creation and finalized a recipe that I am now comfortable sharing. Memphis and the Mid-South is steeped in traditions … Continue reading Smoked and Slow-Cooked Brisket Sliders

Hats off to Top Hat Delicatessen

While visiting Wilton Manors for their annual LGBTQ pride celebration with our friends Christy Tweddle and Christy Cain, we stopped for Saturday brunch on June 18 at the Top Hat Delicatessen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The sleek, contemporary decor lit with large windows and window-paned garage doors provides an open and bright setting. Our waiter provided timely table service and informed recommendations from the menu … Continue reading Hats off to Top Hat Delicatessen