Archive for August, 2011

Assortment of Romantic Cheeses –

Cheese lovers, this just might be the assortment of your dreams: four of igourmet’s “most sensual” cheeses, delivered right to your front door. After tasting them, I wonder if planning a special evening has ever been so easy – or so scrumptious. These selections could definitely “kick off a romantic evening for two” (as igourmet […]

My Most Memorable Meal: Sabrina Artel

The best meal of all, the meal that I still remember the flavors of, is one that was created by my friends Amy and Wes Gillingham in their home. It was a cold snowy winter night and I was suffering from fresh food deprivation. I live in the woods outside a small town in the […]

Let Them Eat Cake!

I celebrated my 21st birthday with two cakes.One was devil’s food with German Chocolate icing that my mother made and sent to me by way of my younger brother.The other was a pound cake with pink, lemon-flavored fondant icing, an old-fashioned confection baked by my great-aunt Helen who lived in the small North Carolina town […]

Making Merry Without Mary

My sister Mary loved Christmas. You think it’s rushing the season when the yuletide decorations appear the day after Halloween?She kept little white Christmas tree lights strewn around her apartment year round, surrounding the space with a dotted line of luminosity that defied the darkness that often threatened to engulf her. She started her Christmas […]