Tag: tomatoes

Hello, and happy summer to all of you!  It’s a delightfully sunny Monday morning, and the cool breeze feels like an unexpected gift, reaching me even as I write you from my screened porch.  I’m celebrating today!  Why?  Well, because today marks the fifth year of me being a free agent.  Early this morning, all […]

Being a cook, and a lover of food who can whip up a meal from just about anything, gives friends, clients, and neighbors the green light to hand off all manner of food-related items that they can’t use.  This is a total blessing for me, as there’s always room in my fridge for more.  The […]

Holy cow!  It’s Labor Day weekend!  Donnnnnnnnnn’t go, summer!!!!!!!!!!!  Man.  What’s next?  Halloween?  Thanksgiving??  2014???  I am not ready, y’all.  I wish we could slow it all down and relish each moment a little bit longer.  But, I supposed life isn’t gonna slow down for me or you any time soon.  Here’s what I’ve been […]

Hey, y’all.  This time of year feels like ocean living.  Cool in the morning and at night, but so warm you have to peel your layers off in the sunshine of midday.  The windows are open in our house, and there’s nothing like sleeping with a cool breeze flowing through the room.  Well, it’s better […]

It’s a gorgeous day.  The sun is shining and wonderful breezes keep making the yellowy-green leaves on the trees dance.  It feels like- dare I say it?- the beginnings of fall.  And, while I will hang on to my sundresses, flip flops, and tomatoes as long as humanly possible, I understand that time waits for […]

About two years ago, Plan to Plate was just getting revved up, and I was shooting entirely from the hip.  A sweet friend, who I had grown to love while we waited tables, introduced me to Charli, owner of local food business “Beyond the Measuring Cup”, with the hopes that she would be a mentor […]

It’s hard to believe it’s only Wednesday.  It feels like there’s been so much week to this week already.  And you know what happened?  I baked. It’s true!  A cook friend of mine, who specializes in creating meals for those who are ill, had to tend to her father in Hospice care.  She asked me […]

Oh my goodness, it’s August!  July came and went like a freight train of heat, humidity, and tomatoes right through the middle of my life.  Wow. Today marks the first day of school for all the kids and teachers in my town, and with that, the start of my third year gone rogue.  No back-to-school […]

Hello, y’all!  I hope you had a fabulous Fourth of July celebration week in spite of the sweltering heat!  Not surprisingly, life threw a curveball at me and put a wrench in my travel plans.  I was supposed to be heading to New Jersey on the 4th to help take care of a new little […]

Hello, friends!  If you’re reading this, you haven’t fully melted yet.  Amazing!  The past few days have been the hottest EVER recorded for the Atlanta area.  When it’s 106 degrees outside in Georgia, it pretty much feels like you have to swim through the humidity just to move.  You can actually slice the air with […]