Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Summer Cocktail Party

Yesterday I hosted an event at my house to benefit SSDN.  It was a simple backyard cocktail party with about 40 people (and 5 dogs), very generous people who brought reams of paper, boxes and boxes of crayons and other … Continue reading

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A Neighborhood Social: Greek Layer Dip and Corn Custard Squares

I’m fortunate to live in Lafayette Square, an urban neighborhood with a small town feel.  We have a terrific neighborhood association that deals with the challenges of living in a city (such as crime), but also promotes lots of community … Continue reading

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Cook book: Sacramental Magic in Small Town Cafe

This was one of the first cook books I ever bought and it is delightful, as much stories as recipes from Brother Juniper’s Cafe.  And, sadly, it has been a number of years since I picked up this book, I … Continue reading

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Can-It-Forward with Ball’s: Peach, Nectarine Orange Jam

Somewhere last winter, when it was freezing and record-breaking blizzards were sweeping the country, there was a group of PR people brainstorming canning season.  They probably had a brainstorm brief with an objective along the lines of “Reignite interest in … Continue reading

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