Somedays, you need to have a party. And while there’s nothing wrong with using everyday recipes for your party foods, I always find parties to be a time when those around me will allow me lots of room for experimentation. So when it was time to gather the family to celebrate my return from the […]
We’ve had a few days of warm spring here now, the eat lunch in the garden, wear short sleeves, admire the crocuses type of day. But mornings like this, when any sunlight that makes it through the windows is filtered through gray clouds that let loose an almost silent drizzle, and the corners of the […]
Time spent in the kitchen tends to leave me happily tired and de-stressed, with an elaborate product on the counter – that is, until I realize that the by products of the cooking include grease and chocolate smears on cutting boards, spatulas floating in the dirty sink water, and a stack of pots and […]
by Chef Betharoni Bird Throughout my years of memory, the homestead has always been a reliable place to find meals. While scrounging the fridge and pantry might be the order of the day on Sunday afternoon – when ice cream and popcorn are considered acceptable meal choices – during the week sandwich fixings are on […]
by guest writer Chef Betharoni Bird When it comes to baking, cooking, or any kitchen activity, I tend toward the elaborate. Ask me to make dessert and I’ll bake and frost a four-layer cake. Ask for breakfast (or just leave me alone in the kitchen) and I’ll cook up crepes and turn them into blintzes […]
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Melody’s Life Savings
No one wants to hear that their child is sick - and the word 'cancer' is even worse. Written by her mother, Melody's Life Savings is the true story of the family's journey together during the illness and the impact of Melody's small legacy. Excerpts from Melody's journals and personal correspondence are included.