The Pantry Supper Club

Events, Supper Club

Last night I cooked the first, of what I hope will be a series, of Supper Clubs. Twenty four lovely guests signed up for the event, unwittingly agreeing to be my guinea pigs as I experiment with how this formula of meals will best work! This particular evening was hosted with Jordan River Wines and…

Books, Beets, Borscht & Blini

Entertaining, Events, Recipe

After years of avoiding them, I’ve joined a book club. Finally, it seems enough time has passed between the six years I spent in university and grad school doing nothing but reading and talking about books ad nauseam with a bunch of people who fancied themselves experts on just about everything. Nowadays it is the…

Lemon Debutante Wedding Cake

Entertaining, Events, Pastry, Sweets

As I sit here and settle in to the couch, preparing to tune in to the BBC’s Great British Bake Off, I wonder if perhaps I’ve been inspired by the weeks of its bucolic, mouth-watering competition.  I’ve never been a baker, never been one for the precision and patience that the pastry arts require. It’s a temperament…

Springtime Party Ideas

Entertaining, Events, Recipe, Sweets, Vegetarian

With Easter almost upon us and the spring weather tantalizingly close to being warm and tempting me back into the garden, I’m offering a menu today that is a perfect brunch, lunch, tea, or snack — suitable for almost any Springtime frolic, indoors or out, with friends and family. Originally, this menu was developed for the…