Cocotte Shop is UP!

I’ve been talking for a while about a Cocotte Shop, where I could sell my vintage cookbook collection, some cool antique cookery, and maybe even some handmade things. I’m excited to tell you today that the shop is READY! I’m still working on adding some new things, so check back often because I will be growing a lot. So far…

Raising a Puppy: Part 3

Getting the House Ready and Homemade Treats: Once you’ve found your new puppy friend, there’s so much to organize before you can bring them home.   On the night before we went to see our “potential” little sazerac, I cleaned the kitchen like crazy. I took everything off the counters, and set a jar of homemade puppy treats (recipe below)…

My Summer Rosé: Txakoli Rosado

House wines are great ways for restaurants to feature a lesser known grape, better deal, or a manager’s favorite wine. Why not apply these same concepts to your home when entertaining? I love knowing that I have a couple bottles of my favorite rose on hand for unexpected evening parties on the porch, or for that time you completely forgot…

Secrets to Effortless Entertaining

Secrets to effortless entertaining: 1: Keep wine on hand. A few bottles in a cool, dry spot, a rose always chilled, and a bottle of sparkling for unexpected special occasions will make you a great host. 2: Buy yourself some flowers! Don’t wait to receive flowers to decorate your home. Instead get in the habit of picking some up when…