Thanksgiving Timed Right

IMG_0866{Seasonal savories & spices used to cook the holiday meal; onions, bay leaves, leeks, sage and rosemary from the Heath Garden}

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and planning is key. Everyone is feeling the constraint of time closing in so, it is imperative to work within a designed framework or script if you will, when action must be taken in order to get that delicious meal pulled together with flawless elan.

IMG_0140 IMG_0144{Homemade cranberry-orange chutney made with red onions, garlic, ginger and a double dollop of Grand Marnier}

A draft of each day’s assignments has been carefully outlined with the sequence of events leading up to Thanksgiving dinner completely spelled out. That being said, I have begun the process of paring down lists, ordering a few sides from a local French bistro and accomplishing last minute shopping before the mad rush, as I too want to enjoy the festivities!!

Taste stylishly!!!

Stylish Weekend

The last of the spring peonies after a rain storm a week ago. Even with age, the flower is extremely vibrant in color and shape.

Upon awaking yesterday morning I was determined to ease into the weekend instead of being tossed head first into the waves of decision-making and arduous tasks. Gliding into the kitchen to put on a pot of coffee to go with the almond croissants purchased the day before at la Madeleine was my idea of a perfect start.

Harvested bay leaves, which have been growing for many years at Heath were be placed in containers to be shared with family and friends.

IMG_3122There was also the great opportunity of working on the deck this morning with mom, planting additional herbs in various pots to be used in meals for the remainder of the year. Mom helped by pulling weeds and harvested the bay leaves which were stored in containers for upcoming stews, soups and sauces. It is always a lot of fun to work with mom while  gardening. We had our music playing our favorite playlist and enjoyed lunch al fresco.

Work stylishly

%d bloggers like this: