Sunday, November 14, 2010


Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week. We are looking forward to family packing their suitcase to join us for a famly filled feast!

We love ot make traditional as well as non traditional dishes and I would LOVE to hear your ideas for non-traditional thanksgiving meals.

One year we even had a pot of chicken curry when an Indian friend joined the festivities!

we also look forward to the arrival of the newest vintage of beaujolais nouveau...what is your favorite wine for turkey day??

let the countdown begin!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Love me my Sweet Potatoes!

with a bounty of sweet potatoes available right now I thought I would share a favorite sweet potato salad with you...something surprisingly different. Sweet and tangy with a delicious bite of ginger. Originally from Martha Stewart's Everydayfood magazine

I am able to find all of the ingredients at our local farmers market for one stop shopping!

Serves 4

* 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 teaspoon coarse salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
* 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
* 1 tablespoon oil
* 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
* 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
* 3 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a nonstick rimmed baking sheet, toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, coarse salt, and ground pepper; roast until fork-tender, about 35 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together fresh orange juice, oil, minced fresh ginger, and 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard.
3. Add scallions and potatoes; toss to coat with dressing. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve warm, cold, or at room temperature.


Friday, November 05, 2010

First Friday at the Hungerford tonight!

come join the fun from 6-9pm - door 5, 2nd floor!

first friday nov

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


I am a big believer in karma ... I do my best to treat people the way I want to be treated ... the golden rule, right? Unfortunately there are people out there that don't care if karma comes to bite them in the @ss!

Unfortunately I had my first run in with some one of this ilk recently at a show.

I accepted a stolen credit card for a purchase at the junior league holiday shops a couple of weeks ago.

I did not process at point of sale and therefore did not find out that there was a problem until I got home and the credit card was declined. I tried again a few more times over the next couple of days, tried the phone number they had given me - only to be greeted by a fax machine...then tracked down another number for the name on the card using google white pages.

On my third try I managed to reach the individual only to be told what I had begun to suspect...her card had been stolen...most likely by someone who worked for her!

unfortunately for both of us I did not remember what the person looked like who used the card - but I take heart in knowing that karma is headed her way!