My Grandmother’s Fostoria They were displayed in a corner cabinet made of maple–beautiful pink crystal stemware that I spied as a little girl in her apartment in Hollywood. She moved to Tinseltown when she retired after twenty years of teaching first grade in Santa Barbara. My older brother was in the last class she taught. […]
First Comes Bach “First comes Bach. Then comes Bach. Then for a long time, comes nobody. Then comes Bach.” That’s what my teacher once said to me. I love Bach, and have played his Sinfonias and Inventions, Preludes and Fugues, Partitas, French Suites, English Suites, and Goldberg Variations for decades. When chancing upon a 1 […]
SWEET AS A PEACH PIE No beating around the bush here. Peach Pie is my all-time favorite pie and making one is a summertime ritual for me. I simply can’t get enough of this pie during the season and that season is starting right about now. Keep reading because I’m sharing my recipe with you.
Strawberry Heaven Pie If you have been following my photo posts on Instagram, you’ll know that my strawberries are coming in right now. I’ve been growing strawberries for over thirty-five years. During the first year, I pinch off their flowers and runners so all the energy will go into the mother plant. It’s during the […]
Kettle kettle, noun 1. a container or device in which water is boiled, having a lid, spout, and handle; a teakettle. a large metal pot for cooking, usually with a handle. Old English cetel, cietel, of Germanic origin, based on Latin catillus, diminutive of catinus ‘deep container for cooking or serving food’. In Middle English the word’s […]