Dancing Daffodils

Dancing Daffodils

Flower focus. That’s my quick cure for the jumpy jitters. And as it’s March, daffodils are the flower of choice while hunkered down in solitary confinement proscribed isolation. Happily, daffodils are readily available at the grocery store, so we can comply with...
Entertablement Abroad: Herculaneum

Entertablement Abroad: Herculaneum

Visting Herculaneum was one of the highlights of our recent cruise to Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy. Remember when people went on cruises and emerged unscathed, having actually enjoyed themselves? Neither do I, except I know it happened. As recently as October....
Pembroke by Aynsley

Pembroke by Aynsley

Well, I think we could all do with a bit of cheering up. Enter Pembroke by Aynsley. According to the Replacements’ website, “Founded in 1775, John Aynsley & Sons China is one of the most influential companies in the British tableware industry....
Poached Pear Pistachio Tart

Poached Pear Pistachio Tart

Earlier this month, we invited some friends over for dinner at the Cape, and I wanted to make a dessert that was somewhat virtuous but with a hint of decadence. (The nearly universal donning of the January culinary hair-shirt gets a bit depressing). I thought about...