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Weekend eating and drinking

These days the garden is prolific with vegetables and blooming flowers, and the nights are cooling off enough to be a warning of the inevitable end of summer. Just the right conditions for hosting lazy, impromptu weekend dinner parties! On the menu {click the photo to …

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Because it’s my birthday

May I make a confession? I LOVE presents. The trouble is, I don’t really like stuff. As I get older, the things I like to receive most are : art, experiences (like a homemade dinner, or tickets to a concert, or an awesome adventure), and books. …

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Clinging to the end of summer

I’m sitting in the afternoon sun on the deck, squinting at the computer screen; my dogs passed out next to me. The sun is warm, but I’ve been in pants, socks and long sleeves all day for the first time since June. There is a definite …

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Herbacious Elixers

This year I planted an herb garden off the back of my deck. Herbs are beautiful ornamentals because of the variety of leaf shapes and plant architecture. Plus, they’re useful! Over the last two months, my little garden has THRIVED. What began as a few little …

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A Weekend Full of Music

We’re heading north this weekend for the Red Ants Pants Music Festival and while it is getting easier and easier to find gluten-free food out into the world, when I travel I like to be prepared. I’ve gotten stuck, hungry and cranky, with gas station string cheese …

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A recipe for the Fourth

Do you have big plans for this weekend? In this northern climate, the 4th of July weekend is the unofficial start of barbeque season. Sure, we’ve been grilling since February, but I’m talkin’ spontaneous, build-a-campfire-in-the-backyard, invite-all-your-friends, stay-up-late-on-a-week-night summer barbecues. If you have any fun barbecues in …

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Happy Weekend!

Memorial Day weekend has snuck up on me this year — perhaps because it doesn’t quite feel like spring in Montana (our low was 29 last night!!!) and the forecast is for nothing but rain for the next week. Despite the weather, an unexpected 3-day weekend is …

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