cocktail: sunday in the park

If you’re making our tomato tarte tatin for a Sunday brunch, perhaps you should prepare this cocktail to accompany it. When Chris saw me adding fresh thyme to the tarte, he must have gotten inspired. This drink features fresh thyme and lemon juice, and those herbal and citrus notes compliment

cherry pie bites

One of the many foods that The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats through in his adventure by Eric Carle, is “1 Piece of Cherry Pie.” We wanted the food at Kim’s baby shower to be easy to serve up, so we decided to make bites of cherry pie rather than slices.

french picnic

Our group of friends has a rotating dinner party, with a different theme and different host each month. This month’s theme was French Picnic, chosen by our pal Nicole who is a professionally trained and amazingly talented pastry chef. Nicole made a huge selection of desserts, and the guests brought the

tomato tarte tatin

Before we jump into this recipe, let me take a moment to pen a love letter to tomatoes. I love tomatoes. They are delicious and healthy. And beautiful. And versatile! My husband once took me to a restaurant in Vancouver that had a special menu for one month of the summer where every dish

the very hungry baby shower

One of the reasons we love to host parties is that we want to make the people we love feel special. We had so much fun planning a baby shower for Kim, one of our best friends. Kim had the idea for a Very Hungry Caterpillar theme, and of course we