My new favorite website is Craftsy, an online education site for crafters, cooks, bakers, woodworkers and gardeners who want to learn or improve their skills. The classes are categorized by type of craft/activity and by level of experience required (beginner, intermediate, advanced). A few of my favorite things about […]
Celebrating the Entire Dining Experience
This morning I woke up and I wanted pancakes. Not just plain old pancakes — blueberry pecan pancakes. I absolutely love blueberries, but I must confess that I’ve never made blueberry pancakes from scratch. Really no pancakes from scratch. Ever. No, really. Today, I finally made my first […]
I’m no longer a teenager (sigh), but I’m still a fan of Marvel Comics. My favorites are Wolverine, Mystique, Magneto and Gambit. For my birthday, I received a She-Hulk comic book, and I’ve just gotten around to reading it. My first impression — She-Hulk, where have […]
I’ve been frequenting TJMaxx. Marshalls, Target and Wal-Mart over the past few months on a hunt for an affordable 6-quart enameled cast iron dutch oven (sometimes called a cocette). I really like using the ovens to slow cook beef and lamb and hearty stews, casseroles and soups. There are thousands of […]
On Monday, I went to the two-week old lucettegrace, a new patisserie in downtown Raleigh. The space was clean, modern and functional. Wait staff was friendly, and patrons seemed to be busy chatting with friends, sipping coffee, or surfing the Internet. However, the best part of all were the desserts.
Early Girl Eatery is one of my favorite restaurants in Asheville, NC. The restaurant has small time charm with big city flavors in their food. During my visit, I had the barbecue sandwich with ginger slaw. It was delicious from bun to ‘cue. My favorite, […]