The Basics of Brunch

Baked Eggs - perfect bite

I am not, and never have been, a big breakfast person. Just get me a hard boiled egg and I will be fine. Even before I was diagnosed with a wheat allergy I didn’t find breakfast to be all that exciting. Brunch, however, evokes excitement and creativity for some reason. I know, most of the food is the same but somehow my taste buds perk up with the possibilities. Continue reading

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A Frantic Friday and Fish Tacos

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My premise for this blog was put to the test this week. I had an entirely different post planned (don’t worry, you will get to read about my fabulous and fast brunch ideas this coming week!). Work was all consuming this week and we had a small dinner party planned with two close friends at our home for Friday evening. Friday morning arrived and I had done none of the grocery shopping for dinner.  I was contemplating canceling dinner as another full day loomed ahead of me. Luckily, I have an amazing husband who asked for the grocery list and saved me from the drama of a Friday evening in a packed grocery store. Continue reading

Wine, Cheese, and the Best of Friends

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You know that perfect moment when you are laughing, relaxed, and feel the most like yourself? I had one of those moments last night. I was surrounded by some of my dearest friends who make me feel like I can truly be myself. We caught up at one of our favorite happy hour spots.  Although we had exchanged text messages for weeks, we had not talked in person for a while.  As soon as we sat down together with some wine and cheese and started talking, we were best friends again.  This is the essence of friendship:  taking time to listen to friends, catching up, and enjoying great cheese and wine! Continue reading

Food for the Soul: tomato soup

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I am in a stage of life where it seems all my friends are having babies, getting promoted in their careers, moving, and are just too busy to find time to catch up. It makes me long for the days when my friends and I could go out for an impromptu night on the town or weekend at the beach. Alas, those carefree days are now memories. In spite of the march of time I try to pour into my friends lives when I can: it is a challenge. Continue reading

Cobbler & Conversation

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hos·pi·tal·i·ty [hos-pi-tal-i-tee]

noun, plural hos·pi·tal·i·ties

1. The friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.

2. The quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.

Hospitality is not just a word, a sometimes overwhelming word, it is what we are all called to live out. We are called to create a sense of community, care for one another, love one another, support one another. That is true hospitality.  How we show and receive this hospitality is the subject of my blog. Continue reading