Forcing Spring Indoors

As this winter continues to outlive its welcome, I need some sign that spring is coming!    It’s time to wake up my winter-weary home and bring some flowering happiness indoors. Inspired by two birthday outings last week to the orchid extravaganza at Longwood Gardens and to the Philadelphia Flower Show that did my soul a world of good, I created a spring tableau at home.


(Orchids at Longwood Gardens.  Photo courtesy of my talented friend Pam) Continue reading

And the Oscar Goes to…..Kir Royale Panna Cotta


imageWhy not toast your favorite movies on Oscar night with an easy, make-ahead, dazzling dessert worthy of the red carpet?  This Kir Royale Panna Cotta is drop-dead gorgeous, luxuriously creamy and can be eaten from the couch while you and your guests watch the Academy Award ceremonies. Continue reading