The Best Thing About a New Kitchen: Cooking with Your Peeps
A visiting Gen Z bestie created a marriage of fettuccine alfredo and shrimp scampi with a lemony garlicky mushroom-laden pasta dish that wowed us in the Glover Gardens 2.0 kitchen.
Children Make Their Own 5-Minute Throwdown Apple Appetizer from a Description of “The Formula”
Smart children prove the concept of knowledge transfer on the 5-minute appetizer formula.
Norwegian Hospitality: A Viking Steak Dinner in a Park-Like Setting
Tom-Erik and his wife Anne-Grethe ooze gracious Norwegian hospitality, making you feel as welcome and easy as a summer sunset at their home in Kongsberg.
Happy Coffee, Millennials, Mimosas and Brunch
We sat at the breakfast room table, the four of us, for a couple of hours, telling stories, sharing our hopes and dreams for the future, and reveling in post-vaccination togetherness. It was incredibly restorative.
A Gentle Coming Out Party, and the End of Spring
A quiet story about coming out of a long, silent austerity into the startlingly lush experience of in-person conversation and a meal with another couple outside of our bubble.
In Appreciation of… Belgian Endive
In its raw form, with its clean, crisp flavor and boat-like shape, this little finger-sized leaf is a perfect delivery device for richer foods.
Champagne Drinks for New Year’s and the Nazi-Defying History of the Kir Royale Cocktail
Champagne cocktail recipes, a French Resistance member who saved lives and created the Kir, and my grandmother’s death after 100 years.
At the Thanksgiving Table
The Best Contagion: Laughter
Oh how therapeutic laughter is! Can’t you feel it just looking at them? This is one of the favorite pictures I’ve ever snapped. I have no idea if it’s “any good” by photography standards, but it makes me happy every time I look at it.
Glover Gardens Christmas 2018 Roundup
One big post is a roundup of the Christmas 2018 festivities at Glover Gardens.
Party Recipe: Golden Onion Dip
The flavor is reminiscent of the onion dip in the plastic container served alongside potato chips at backyard barbecues, but it also has a jazzy, sophisticated taste and mouth-feel from the fresh yellow onions simmered to golden perfection and a dash of vermouth.
Glover Gardens Holiday Menu Classics
A Glover Gardens holiday recipe compendium, starting with breakfast and continuing through dessert, with stops at appetizers and savory sides along the way.
In the Christmas Mood! Holiday Tips from Colleagues include a Hot Chocolate Bar, a Board Game and Christmas Jazz
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.
Get Your Game Day Menu On!
From the archives of the Glover Gardens Cookbook, a few great versions of obvious football party food choices, plus a couple you might not have contemplated.
Decadent Chocolate Orange Pots
Chocolate Orange Pots are an impressive, decadent, and yet relatively easy dessert for a dinner party.
Tiny Dinner Party with International Guests
Steak is on the menu at a tiny dinner party at Glover Gardens with international guests.
Happy New Year!
A Glover Gardens new year’s brunch menu and my best wishes for a happy 2017.
Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter
A rosemary wreath dresses up the standby party platter of cheese, salami and olives.