Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be Sunday, 172!

Hello dear friends! I’ll tell you what – if you dream of hosting a pop-up bagel shop in your backyard one day, all it takes is many MANY batches of this bagel recipe, a very early wakeup call, several batches…

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Beyond the Kitchen

How To Make A Kitchen Altar

I’m so proud of my gardenias. After just two years in my backyard, under my well-meaning intentions (that are sometimes neglectful, sometimes plain confused), they’ve flowered into the grand finale of a gardenia fireworks show.  My Spring backyard is showing…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be Sunday, 171!

Hello dear friends!  Happy Mother’s Day.  Please take some time to honor the woman whose ear you screamed in for years on end.  And if you’re that woman, you deserve all of the flowers and thanks and solitude. Bless you….

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Fruit Recipes

Strawberry Pie Bars

On the long list of things that sparkle this season is the fact that my back porch smells like gardenias.  The closed blossoms have a new, green perfumey smell that only deepens as the flower blooms to bright white and…

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Let It Be Sunday, 170!

Hello my friends! I’ve had one of those once-in-a-lifetime weekends in Louisville Kentucky at this year’s Kentucky Derby.  It’s such a unique, cultural tradition that I’ve celebrated with my dear friend Whitney in Los Angelesfor the past seven years and…

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Booze Drinks Recipes

Frozen Moscow Mules

Hello dear friends and happy festival season from New Orleans!  Down here we celebrate… well just about everything with cocktails and music but this time of year there’s something special in the air.   It’s my absolute favorite time of…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be Sunday, 169!

Friends! Happy Sunday to you!  My head is spinning with springtime New Orleans vibes so please excuse the brevity.  I hope this finds you happy and well and wearing shorts despite the lack of tan.  We’re all in this together…

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