This April has not given way to the spring season easily. Every beautiful day was followed by a chilly one that didn’t allow a string of days to let us ride a wave of pleasant weather. The change of seasons brings new experiences to embrace and a reminder of those people, places or events that … Continue reading
Every once in a while a February day can bring uncharacteristically warm weather and sunshine. We had one of those last week and it set a record in our area. It was the perfect reminder that the spring season is getting a little closer every day. There are signs of spring all around if you … Continue reading
The beauty of winter came to visit before the holiday with a few quiet blankets of snow in mid-December. All you need is a little bit of a dusting of snow to feel the magic. A pine tree that sits in the back of the garden takes on a new role in the winter season … Continue reading
So, the month of November slipped by without a check-in. That’s not to say it was a slow month. Not at all. Our Thanksgiving holiday was a lovely one filled with laughter, plates of sliced turkey and stuffing paired with a warm gravy boat. We have settled on a method that let’s the turkey come … Continue reading
Nothing says Halloween like a Minecraft Jack o’ lantern! Looking for some ideas for today? Take a look at my most recent post for the Food section over at Parade for some delicious ideas for everyone. Just click on the link below. https://communitytable.parade.com/619107/aliceknisleymatthias-2/sweet-and-savory-halloween-snack-ideas-for-the-trick-or-treaters-in-your-neighborhood/ Have fun!
Time to decide that the summer season is over. After a cool end to the month of August, and a blast of heat in late September when we were back in school, we can say that even though it seemed a little off balance it is time to move on. This week brought us summer-like … Continue reading
Source: Recipe Ideas for Cherry Season!
School is out for summer vacation! Time to slow down, relax and make some great food. Right now, it is all about cherry season. Cherries, like any fruit, make a great pair with grilled meats. The sweetness of the fruit combined with the smoky flavor that comes from cooking meat on the grill is a dinner … Continue reading
The rain was falling just as we were getting ready to leave to join our school at the start of the parade route for the annual Memorial Day parade down the main avenue of the neighborhood. Once we met our group, the raindrops stopped and we were happy to close our huge umbrella and carry it behind … Continue reading
Some recipes have real staying power. Take the unassuming Waldorf salad named after the New York City hotel that first served the dish at the Waldorf-Astoria in 1896. The salad wasn’t created by the hotel chef but by the maître d’hôtel Oscar Tschirky. The Waldorf salad is made up of a few ingredients and has seen … Continue reading