"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


Last fall I read "French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure" by Mireille Guiliano.  It is a fabulous book!  Her writing is clever and witty as she takes the guilt out of eating, while teaching reasonable moderation and thoughtful food practices instead. In the chapter entitled "Bread & Chocolate" she encourages … Continue reading HOMEMADE FRENCH BAGUETTES