In “Things We Love” we share some of our favorite things and things we think you might fall in love with too!

Can’t Get Enough – Balsamic Vinegar

I love Balsamic Vinegar. Dark, white, infused, imported, you name it I can find a use for it and will almost certainly like it. That said…I do have a favorite.  It is hands down THE BEST for dipping bread. I also use it to drizzle on grilled chicken, salads, steamed...

Ice Cubes of Yore

It was our last morning after enjoying a wonderfully relaxing weekend away. We were lazing in bed, not yet ready to go home, when I turned to my husband and said, “Do you remember the old metal ice cube trays with the handles you lifted up to loosen the ice cubes?” He...

Barbecue Cat

My husband it not a cat person. Never has been. We are however a cat family. We also lay calm to being a dog family and our dogs (or just one dog now) always love the cats. It began when Jennifer was about nine years old. She fell in love with an orange tabby kitten...

Sweet Memories – Old Time Candies

Recently my friend, Peggy, and I got into a discussion about our favorite childhood candy. I liked, and can occasionally still find, the caramel with a cream center. My brother and I knew them as “bull’s eyes”. He and I also used to have bubble-blowing contests. In...

Proximity to Ina

Today I walked into my favorite local kitchen store to (yes, I couldn’t help it) see where our book was displayed.  And, also (but quite honestly secondarily) to make sure they still had copies in stock.  I went straight to the bookshelf and what I saw made me...

Tea With The Queen

My husband, Simon, is English and one of the first habits that we began enjoying together was sharing a pot of tea with each other in the morning while preparing for work. Now this may sound like a very inconsequential ritual but it has grown into far more than that...
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