Party Menu: Summer Bridal Shower

Kate and Matt are getting married later this summer, and I was delighted to be able to host a bridal shower for Kate to meet her extended in-laws. A backyard garden party was planned, and I got my butt in gear and spruced up the patio and surrounds to make everything nice for the day.

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Cookbook Dinner Club: Holiday Magazines

The Cookbook Book Club met last night and our theme was recipes from holiday issues of our favorite food magazines. Did not manage to take many photos myself, so I am poaching the ones I can find that go with the recipes. All the recipes were successful, and many will appear on tables this holiday

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Seasonal Cooking Class: Cooking through the box

Last weekend, we co-hosted a seasonal cooking class to benefit our school foundation. Working with Jonathan Miller, of Eat Right at Home, who created a menu of recipes suitable for the home cook, we created an event highlighting the best of our local farms. Mariquita Farms provided the vegetables; Happy Child CSA provided navel oranges

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Cookbook Book Club: Around My French Table with Dorie Greenspann

Right around the New Year, Valerie of Suburban Bites suggested a cookbook dinner club via her wall on Facebook. Sort of like a book club, in that everyone “reads” the same cookbook and then gets together for a potluck dinner to discuss. Since we don’t live geographically close to each other, and because I thought

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