PLATTERS & BOARDS

"I’ve done the research & my findings are extremely consistent: if you want to make people happy immediately upon entering your (home), put together an egregiously large cheese board. There are no rules, of course, but I usually start with three cheeses, one soft. Three pickle-y/olive-y things, three kinds of cured meats, two or three … Continue reading PLATTERS & BOARDS

A HELPFUL LINK FOR TEACHING KIDS TO COOK

Yesterday was a school holiday. I was trying to think of a fun way to spend the day with two of my favorite tweeners when I found a free online kids baking class at mybluprint.com (an online community for inspiration and expert instruction for many crafts, including home cooking). Mybluprint enabled me to spend a fun … Continue reading A HELPFUL LINK FOR TEACHING KIDS TO COOK

TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO BE A BETTER COOK, AND TO THOSE WHO DON’T

The question I am most often asked about my weekly community dinners is "What do you cook???" My answer is always, "The same things that I cook for my family.  I just make more." One of the biggest hurdles for people to overcome when considering opening their home to invite someone over for dinner is … Continue reading TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO BE A BETTER COOK, AND TO THOSE WHO DON’T