9 months ago yesterday David and I walked into the Cincinnati courthouse as single people and walked out married.  The past 9 months with my best friend have been more lovely than I… Continue reading


This weekend was lovely, weather wise and in general.  The temperatures were actually balmy, the sun was shining and everything outside felt hospitable for the first time in months.  So much so that David… Continue reading

Literati Glitterati – A U·turn Fundraiser

2159 Central Avenue, located  in the  wonderfully seasoned neighborhood of Brighton, will be all bright eyed and bushy-tailed come Saturday night (February 19. 2011, 7 – 10 PM) thanks to the good folks and dear friends at… Continue reading

love, amish style

Neither David nor I are incredibly into Valentine’s Day (or so we say).  Although, we did wish each other Happy Valentine’s Day this morning, and we did get dressed up and go out to a very… Continue reading

la tourangelle

    Forgive my sounding like a promotional but I have a new obsession – La Tourangelle oils.  Not only are they beautifully branded (I am a sucker for good branding), they come in so many different flavors… Continue reading

you butter my bread

                 “Bread is the warmest, kindest of all words. Write it always with a capital letter, like your own name.”  – a cafe sign Simple White and Cinnamon Bread (makes two loaves) ½ cup milk… Continue reading

my dad

Growing up with my dad being an active and enthusiastic cook  is the number 1 reason I pretty much fell in love with learning to bake when I was younger, and then learning to cook… Continue reading

little pigeons

If the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 are to be any indication, this is definitely the Year of the Cabbage.  David’s maternal family is of mixed Eastern European descent (he… Continue reading

food love

I am a food magnet at work.  People are always giving me food… and it’s not food I can turn down without seeming rude.  Like Joe, the super sweet old man in the copy… Continue reading

silver white winters that melt into spring

These are a few of my favorite things (for a fresh and new spring kitchen from Terrain  and Etsy): 1. Organic Lavender Flowers, $12.00 – For making a pitcher of lavender lemonade perhaps? 2.… Continue reading