Fluttering free with a fancy roast

Happy easter webThe Easter story is an ancient one.

Not the story about the Easter Bunny or why PAAS decorated eggs nestled in a wicker basket filled with synthetic, colored grass and marshmallow candy PEEPS have anything to do with the original story.

Nope. I’m talking about story of Christ and the resurrection.

Easter Sunday is one the few times I remember the pews of our little Baptist church in Pacomia, California being filled to capacity with new visitors and returning members dressed in finery and the blooming fashions of spring. Back  then, they reminded me of a flock of Monarch butterflies that were happy that they had finally emerged from their cocoons. Continue reading

Nosh boards: classic, rustic and really good

nosh-board-2Nibble. Snack. Graze.

All of these verbs are euphemisms for one word – nosh.

We all like to nosh. In fact noshing is among my favorite pastimes. It’s probably among yours.
The kind of noshing I like to do transcends the usual suspects – you know Lays potato chips and mini Snickers bars. Instead, I like to make noshing an experience, an adventure,  an indulgence and a special treat for me or for a few invited guest, s or that special guest – if you know what I mean. Continue reading