Monthly Archives: August 2013

Synchronicity Helps Summer Pull Her Shutters Close (September 1 – September 7)

We celebrate our transitions in life. The traditional end of summer is marked by scholastic scheduling, family vacation closures and lifestyle changes. We begin seeking the familiarity of structure – this is the perfect time to reinforce our personal dining … Continue reading

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The Best Guests Sit At The Kitchen Table (August 25 – August 31)

Popover guests are our neighbors, really close friends and family. They visit completely unexpectedly or with just a few moments notice. These popover guests aren’t the least bit pretentious and enjoy a kitchen table chat. This delightful trust and bonding … Continue reading

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Let The Summer Treasure Hunt Begin (August 18 – August 24)

Summer allows for exploration in the culinary arts. It is a special time to plan a Treasure Hunt Progressive Dinner. Michael and I just planned a Surprise Treasure Hunt Progressive Dinner for our dear friends’ anniversary to surprise them. It … Continue reading

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Brown Bag Lunch With Summer Poetry ( August 11 – August 17)

A delightful teachable summer activity is a BBL (brown bag lunch) with poetry. Feature the famous works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Robert Burns, Henry David Thoreau or especially your own poetry. The brown bags can … Continue reading

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The Sky’s The Limit with Lakehouse Entertaining ( August 4 – August 10)

For years, I lived in a lakehouse. I loved it year-round but most of my friends tended to visit during the summer. As with a beach house, much of the entertaining time is spent with outdoor activities. So, cooking time … Continue reading

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