Hospitality Blog Posts

Fresh Berry Trifle, A Scotland Delight

Fresh Berry Trifle, A Scotland Delight

I enjoy watching the British mystery shows on PBS. I wax nostalgic over the short, rough hewn walls fencing in the rolling emerald green pastures dotted with bright yellow buttercups pictured in almost every village scene. When I hear the crunch, crunch of feet on pebbled walkways on these shows, I flash back to the entrance of my grandparents’ home in Oban, Scotland. I open the squeaky gate and run up the pebbled walkway to my Granny and Grandad’s humble home, a second floor apartment of a four-unit walk-up on the outer edge of the town.

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Yay! I’m on Trend.

Yay! I’m on Trend.

Cottage Style is the latest “trend” in lifestyle from decor, to food, to fashion. Blame it on COVID quarantining, but I’m finally “on trend!”

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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

I’m the designated pie maker for our family gatherings, especially our traditional Thanksgiving gathering at my second to oldest sister’s home. The location and occasion are a legacy passed down through several generations in our family

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Leftovers

Leftovers

One of the mundane items I claimed from my mom’s few possessions after her passing was a set of stackable aluminum food storage containers. Why do I cherish these pre-tupperware kitchen storage units?

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Any Fruit Cobbler

Any Fruit Cobbler

Several of you requested the recipe for my blackberry cobbler after I posted a picture of it on FB for the occasion of my husband, Tim’s, birthday. I’m calling it “any fruit cobbler” because this same recipe and technique can be used for any fruit in season. I especially remember mom making peach cobbler and “toot” (mulberry) cobbler in Lebanon.

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