Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cool Weather Salad

On a recent cool morning, woodsmoke was in the air as I walked out to the garden to harvest rhubarb and our first salad. Prince Charming and I figured out, with the help of cold frames, we eat salads out of our garden all but four months of the year. Our last salad is around the end of November and our first is

Monday, April 23, 2012

Top 10 Kitchen Tools (video)

Just back from the International Housewares Show in Chicago, where I explored hundreds and hundreds of kitchen tools, surprisingly my favorites list was not swayed by new gadgets. The criteria to make this list of tools was based on being user friendly, easy to clean, and most used. Watch video below.

Top 10 Kitchen Tools: 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Breakfast or Contraband?

Scrabbled duck eggs, Vermont Smoke & Cure bacon, Sweet Clover Market maple breakfast sausage, all piled between an apple cider doughnut (toasted in bacon fat of course). Speechless? So was

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sweet Home Chicago

Recently Prince Charming and I enjoyed a quick trip back to my home town, Chicago. The Drake is where I rest my head at night if I am not staying with family. I adore the old world charm and elegance. The Drake and I go way back as my mother used to work at the American Airlines ticket office, that