The LUX

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Sometimes there are things so sublime you must accept them as they are. You mustn’t tinker too much with them. Kobe beef. Gucci loafers. Stevie Wonder songs. Luxardo cherries. In 1817 Maria Cavenari and her husband moved to Croatia and began perfecting the “rosolio maraschino”. The emperor of Austria took … Read moreThe LUX

Old Fashioned Green Beans

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Green beans are one of those things people don’t think about. As a child they came from a can or the garden and were just there. As an adult they are a side dish that offers me comfort for their familiarity. A few years ago, at a family reunion, my … Read moreOld Fashioned Green Beans

Granny’s Lemon Cake A Modernized Mid Century Throwback Favorite

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Hello, lovelies. Lately I have found myself pouring over boxes of recipes my sweet little Granny has collected over the past several decades and reminiscing… thinking back on family gatherings, special times, and favorite dishes my Granny used to make. Now as I have said before, my grandmothers were excellent … Read moreGranny’s Lemon Cake A Modernized Mid Century Throwback Favorite

The Gentleman’s Rhubarb Martini

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Summer is my absolute favorite time of year and when I am melting my brain is usually working to figure out ways to cool myself off. Rhubarb, that beautiful ruby red celery thing, has always caught my attention. Mostly because of that radiant red. And because it looks like Mother … Read moreThe Gentleman’s Rhubarb Martini

Gulf Coast Cooler – a libation to keep you refreshed all summer

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Friends, it’s summertime. I am down in Texas this week trying not to melt as I make plans and preparations for fall gardening and an impending chicken coop (stay with me for that adventure). Did you know that Vietnamese culture is very prevalent down here? Vietnamese is actually the third … Read moreGulf Coast Cooler – a libation to keep you refreshed all summer