And the Proud New Owner…..

…of a brand new Ball Canning Discovery Kit, as determined by my 5-year old pulling out one name from all the names of you kind people who left a comment on the Zesty Salsa post by end-of-day Friday, October 15th, is…”Drumroll, please!””Jill”!!!Dear Jill, please email me at carrieminns (at) me (dot) com. Your sweet comment […]

Scones and Jammies. Jammies and Scones.

Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for […]

Une Petite Pomme: Blog It Forward Mashup

Why, hello there dear friends….enjoying your Saturday morning? I felt compelled, this morning, to let you know of a rather epic (?) blogging event happening out in the blogosphere. The sweet and ever-so-talented Victoria Smith of the extremely popular and always inspiring design blog, sfgirlbybay, has organized a chain letter of inspiration, so to say, […]

“End-of-the-Season” Tomato Tart

When my mother-in-law emailed to say that she was coming to visit us for a week this August, I…rejoiced. Contrary to the negative connotation that the words “mother-in-law” usually elicit, I have the good fortune of being married to a man whose mother is simply, lovely. When she comes to town, we drink …