Bread by Beard

Fall is here and I was in the mood for bread. My love of pretzels, cinnamon rolls, baguettes and maple bars moved me to open a cook book by James Beard the Master of culinary delights. Comfort American food is what he loved and especially maple bars. I prepared the recipe as instructed but somewhere between rising and frying they fell (failed)! My days of attempting such challenging recipes are over for this season. I’m hanging up the rolling pin and sticking to what I know…scones! Do you have a favorite bread? 


Celebration of Chocolate 

It is National Chocolate Week and I am treating myself to handcrafted chocolates and chocolate reading for the moment. Tea and chocolate, champagne and chocolate or simply a piece of chocolate brings a smile to my face! A new book for my library makes it brighter. Do you have a favorite chocolate treat? 



It is not often in my day to day activities I see someone who grabs my attention and causes me to stop in mid sentence. While thrifting with a focus on purchasing a suit I saw on the thrift shops Facebook I became aware of a beautiful woman who entered the door. Was it her smile, graceful walk, or her focus on where she was going?


I soon discovered she had placed the suit on hold that I came to purchase! We laughed and I ask her if I could take her picture and share it on my website. Anita is her name and she was kind and agreed after an exchange of information. The sense of giving your all but holding back just a little something is enchanting to me. I felt an air of charm while in her presence or perhaps it was the eyes? As Jackie Kennedy Onassis, who was advised by Diana Vreeland said ” If you produce one book, you will have done something wonderful in your life.” I believe Lady Anita is proof that books are alive and well!