Going crazy with chalk pens

Last summer, we created the “Oh Lovely” specialty cocktail to serve at a summer garden party. After extensive taste-testing with our friend Lisa, we settled on the ingredients when Mama took a sip and exclaimed, “Oh lovely!” We did an updated taste-off with our dear Vashti recently, and decided not to mess with a good thing.…

Poached peaches and candied lemon peel

It was a foodie-centric day in our home. I candied lemon peel for the first time, and was surprised at how easy it was to make. I tried to make two different styles, but the curly ones didn’t really retain their curl. They’re all delicious anyway! I loved the series of photos in this recipe…

Elderflower peach shortcake

I made Elderflower Peach Shortcake for dessert tonight and it was scrumptious! I found a recipe for homemade elderflower whipped cream online. I paired it with good, store-bought shortcake, which I toasted, and a sliced yellow peach from the farmer’s market. We have adored the taste of elderflower for years. We even created our own…