Category: At the Table

When Food is Art: Exquisite Presentation at Châteauform’s Les prés d’Ecoublay

When Food is Art: Exquisite Presentation at Châteauform’s Les prés d’Ecoublay

Food is art! These beautifully arranged culinary exhibits at a workshop in Paris made me feel satisfied before I even took the first bite.

Food & Wine: 40 Photographs That Changed the Way We Eat (and a haiku)

Food & Wine: 40 Photographs That Changed the Way We Eat (and a haiku)

Food & Wine published a compilation of seminal and iconic food photography – it’s truly foodie-worthy.

Handmade Gifts are the Best!

Handmade Gifts are the Best!

I love a handmade item, whether it was an amateur labor of love by someone I know, a commercial product from a skilled artisan, or somewhere in between. 

Haiku: Eating Alone in London

Haiku: Eating Alone in London

A solo diner at an Italian restaurant in London inspired a haiku.

Antipasto Advice from Mom and Great Tastes from the Texas Coast

Antipasto Advice from Mom and Great Tastes from the Texas Coast

A well-worn family cookbook, Great Tastes from the Texas Coast, provides my late Mom’s guidance for antipasto success.

Revisiting a Recipe for Fall Parties: Tuscany-Texas Goat Cheese Spread

Revisiting a Recipe for Fall Parties: Tuscany-Texas Goat Cheese Spread

Perfect for fall parties, Tuscany-Texas Goat Cheese Spread is a burst of fresh flavors atop salty, creamy goat cheese.

Birthday Brunch: Simple is Good

Birthday Brunch: Simple is Good

Delectable food at an unfussy, delightful local restaurant makes a perfect birthday brunch. The mimosas don’t hurt, either.

Who Wants to Cook on Friday Night?  Not Me!

Who Wants to Cook on Friday Night? Not Me!

An easy-peasy smorgasbord is the treat-yourselves antidote to Friday night cooking.

Tiny Dinner Party with International Guests

Tiny Dinner Party with International Guests

Steak is on the menu at a tiny dinner party at Glover Gardens with international guests.

Even the Chandelier is Decorated

Even the Chandelier is Decorated

Gorgeous silver and white dining room decorated for Christmas – even the chandelier!

Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter

Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter

A rosemary wreath dresses up the standby party platter of cheese, salami and olives.

Rosemary Wreath

Rosemary Wreath

This blogging thing is fun, especially the connections with other bloggers and the ideas they share and inspire. One of the blogs I subscribe to is Last Night’s Feast, where blogger Sara occasionally makes a post called Pretty Things, a collection of unrelated links and […]

How to Throw a Dinner Party Like a Parisian

How to Throw a Dinner Party Like a Parisian

    Keep the activities to a minimum, and the wine and stories coming. Conde Nast Traveler published an article that perfectly captures my philosophy about entertaining: How to Throw a Dinner Party Like a Parisian . I think I must be part Parisian.

Set the Stage with a Beautiful Table

Set the Stage with a Beautiful Table

A beautiful table signals to guests that they are special, and the event is significant.

I Love Thanksgiving! Run-Up to My Favorite Holiday

I Love Thanksgiving! Run-Up to My Favorite Holiday

Thanksgiving means food and family and fun, and I enjoy the process of getting ready for it. Check out some of the Glover Gardens standards.

Steak Dinner Out

Steak Dinner Out

Sometimes, you have to splurge. Like when your in-laws insist on taking you to a fancy steak place for your birthday. I mean, who’s going to argue about that? The splurge was steaks and potatoes and rose petals on the table – and wine and […]


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