Monday, October 24, 2011

A Season of Change

I have to say that of all the seasons, Fall is my favorite. Could it be that the heat of Summer is over and the humidity is finally breaking? The nights becoming crisp and my favorite sweaters pulled on to ward off the chill. Maybe its the long walks, scattering a path amongst the crimson, burnt orange and golden leaves with my comfortable, old boots.
This is when recipes come to life in my mind. Awakening the senses within and creating new flavors and twist on old favorites. Fall has always been my most creative time. It's when I think of roast pork with polenta, a hearty cut of beef braised in a robust wine with rosemary and sage. Apple cobblers and pear crisps. Hearty breads studded with rich black olives and walnuts paired with a small slice of Gorgonzola. Making lists of guests to have over for an intimate dinner or two or three or more.
I've been remiss in posting lately and apologize. Sometimes paths change in life and my kitchen is following down a new path and to a new location. It's been a year for change and a season of changes. All good. All new. All fresh. And all for you to feast upon.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel and it's bigger and brighter and better. Classes continue at the Grange every week. If you're not receiving the latest and greatest of selections that I've posted, kindly drop me a line and I'll be happy to send them to you. I'd love to see you in person. Thank you for your continued support and following with more recipes and tastes to come,


  1. Lovely photos...lovely thoughts. Elizabeth

  2. Thank you Elizabeth. My kitchen is scattered, but it will get there. Your comment spurs me on to give you the best. Thank you again.

  3. I hope you have come to the end of the road, and now in your new place.

  4. It is getting there Dean. I find that I can now see my addictions clearly - Staffordshire China, wine glasses, platters and cookbooks. It could be worse!

  5. I do recall a black and white transferware china fetish from a few years back. Perhaps they can see some sunlight again!!!