In fourteen hundred ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue …” This line is part of the collective memory of school children in America. Besides that line, what do we know about Christopher Columbus? He was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy, and was a contemporary of other Italians such as Bottecelli and Michaelangelo.
It triggers an emotion and a passion ... and it takes me to my happy place” are Dave Johnson’s thoughts about Banoffi Pie. Since sampling his first bite in the United Kingdom, Johnson has become a self-styled expert on this unusual pie. He can discuss crumb crust vs. rolled crust, dulce de leche vs.
Since I got up early to watch his parents' wedding in 1981 and his brother's wedding in 2011, of course I got up early on May 19 to watch Prince Harry marry his sweetheart, Meghan Markle. I chose to watch the Royal wedding on PBS because the BBC would be doing the commentary.
In the 1940s and 1950s there was one gift a bride was sure to receive as a wedding present. This ubiquitous gift was a burgundy, three-ring binder with the word "Recipes" along with the image of a chafing dish with steam escaping embossed on the cover.
This year, the first week in May will mark the 144th running of "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports,” The Kentucky Derby. This race is the first in the "Triple Crown" of thoroughbred racing for 3-year-old horses, the others being the Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore and the Belmont Stakes in Elmont Park, N.Y.
The depiction of conversation in a beauty shop portrayed in the movie “Steel Magnolias” feels very real to me. Just last week I was having my hair cut by my favorite stylist. Those of us in the salon at the time had a spirited discussion of “the busiest time of the year.”
Yesterday I bought some absolutely delicious strawberries. Besides just eating them straight from the plastic container, I began thinking of different combinations of strawberries — strawberries and ice cream, strawberries and pound cake, strawberries and cream. This recipe satisfies all those strawberry cravings.