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Using Fresh Flowers in Your Cooking

Nothing makes a statement on the plate like fresh, edible flowers. There are many safe-to-eat edible flowers that may be in your garden right now: nasturtium, borage, bachelor buttons/cornflower, pansies, apple or cherry blossoms, and roses, just to name a few. Whichever flowers you use in your cooking, be sure they are no-spray. Whether you … Read More about Using Fresh Flowers in Your Cooking

Bastille Day: July 14

I have been in France for more than one Bastille Day, and my French editor Katie Leonard has, too. She was lucky enough one July 14 to get tickets for a Bateau-Mouche (river boat cruise on the Seine in Paris) at dusk. As the night fell and the lights came up on the monuments lining … Read More about Bastille Day: July 14


L’Apéro, or apéritif, is a pre-dinner drink that happens any time you are invited to someone’s home. This is a leisurely-paced activity that involves a few small snacks and a glass or two of something boozy. I love the relaxed atmosphere of sitting around chatting with friends with a cocktail in my hand. Whether you … Read More about Apéro

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