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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Ladies Lunch: Celebration of Blood Orange

Had some friends over for lunch last week and since I had been stockpiling blood oranges from our Frog Hollow CSA box, I decided to build the lunch menu around this springtime fruit. Our Ladies-Who-Lunch Menu: Potato, Leek and Green Garlic Soup from Ina Garten’s Back to Basics Blood Orange and Bearss Lime Escabéche (I added

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Baby Shower Lunch: Menu Plan

White Bean and Tuna Salad

Homemade pickles Last weekend, I was honored to host a baby shower for a good friend, Dena. It was over 90F outside, but we managed to have a lovely lunch in the garden. The actual party was not a problem, but I found myself very worried about the games. Fortunately, Dena absolved me of this

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