NEIGHBOR’S TABLE – MY NEW FAVORITE WEBSITE

Sarah Harmeyer - the woman who's story of loving people around her backyard table for twenty inspired mine - has launched a website for her "Love Mission".   And it. is. amazing.   Neighborstable.com offers motivation, stories, and an online store.  You can even order a custom table for your backyard! If you have a … Continue reading NEIGHBOR’S TABLE – MY NEW FAVORITE WEBSITE

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

THREE THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE AT A COOKING CLASS

I’ve reached the point in my vocational journey where my passion for cooking surpasses my culinary abilities. Last summer I seriously researched going to culinary school.  But this pursuit does not fit into our resources of time or money. However, I have been able to take several cooking classes at Sur La Table.  It's not … Continue reading THREE THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE AT A COOKING CLASS