Vegetarian, Gluten-Free French Onion Soup

I made a pot of French Onion Soup this weekend that was fabulous. When I stopped eating meat (other than fish) 9 years ago, I thought I’d never be enjoying it again. It’s typically made with beef broth. Turns out I…

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Creamy, Rich and Vegan, Mushroom Risotto

I’m weird and accept it.  It’s OK with me. I scare waiters sometimes. I don’t mean to, but it just happens sometimes. 9 years ago I stopped eating meat after I read Skinny Bitch. 1 year ago I stopped eating…

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The Anatomy of an Elegant Dinner Party

Hosting a sit down, elegant dinner party seems to be getting tossed aside for more casual affairs these days. Don’t get me wrong. I love block parties where you bring your own main course to grill, plus a side dish to…

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The Fine Art of Dignity and How to Lose It

That time I crammed myself through the dog door, in the middle of the night, wearing soaking wet PJ’s… such a fond memory and got me thinking about dignity.   What is dignity? It usually comes with age, but there’s…

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Graciousness-makes everything look easy

  Yesterday I had the delight of attending French Food Camp. The theme was Romance In France…perfect with Valentine’s Day right around the corner.   Our hostess extraordinaire was Elizabeth, the Contessa who writes Vintage Hen House. Our fabulous chef…

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