Maybe I’m trying to hold on the last remnants of summer. It isn’t that difficult to do. The weather has been warmish and there’s still technically about a week before the autumnal equinox. Friday at 4:02pm to be precise. Regardless, I’m loving using fruit syrups to add a little extra oomph of flavor to my buttercream.… Continue reading A little oomph
Growing up I had an obsession with roses, and the color red. So much so that many of my birthday and other gifts incorporated them in some way… and continue to do so today. I’m not quite sure where it all began and why I was so drawn to red roses. One of my very first email… Continue reading “A rose is a rose is a rose”
I keep simple syrup in the fridge during the summer. It is the best way to incorporate a sweetener into iced drinks. Using simple syrup solves the problem of your sugar ending up at the bottom of your glass. What can be done about ice cubes watering down your drinks? Simple syrup to the rescue… Continue reading A simpler summer
So close, yet so far … I can’t believe it has taken me so long to visit “the ocean state,” otherwise known as Rhode Island. I enjoy visiting places that have a lot to offer in terms of history, whether it is important sites or building and architecture. Cities like Boston, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Williamsburg, to name… Continue reading Ocean State of Mind
Hi everyone. Just a quick note to let you all know that I will be going on vacation this week. I’m really excited!!! I was torn as to what to do with my blog. After much consideration, I decided that I would post while away. Please bear with me as I figure out the logistics… Continue reading On vacation!
I’m the kind of person that has to have an iced coffee or tea during the summer. However, this does nothing for my wallet. In trying harder to save more, I’ve started being smarter about planning out meals and preparing them ahead of time. For breakfast, I make overnight oats with a variety of fresh fruit.… Continue reading Brewing summer savings
Recently, I was speaking to someone about books/book clubs. The conversation took us both back to our childhoods. We compared notes about participating in our local library’s summer reading program. The genres I devoured in my childhood have since expanded. A typical summer reading list then would include: The Babysitters Club,Sweet Valley High, andThe Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys… Continue reading “When I was your age, television was called books”