Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dinner by the Lake...











It was quite an honor to journey to Michigan to create a send-off dinner for a young man bound for the Air Force Academy.  Everything about this meal was lovely, but I was especially please to serve up a batch of wing dings; a riff on the guest of honor's favorite food!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Fare...

 A Trio of Dips in Jars.
Liver Pate, Spinach and Arichoke, Pimento Cheese
 Beet, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Salad
 Grilled Sesame Beef Skewers with Korean Style Cucumber Salad
Gracie's Chorizo Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese and Basil

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tuesday on the Pitch...

 The Saint Patrick Shamrocks varsity squad is back in action. Finn loves summer league and seeing this crew back together again for some city soccer is such a delight. The Shamrocks are heading to Iowa this week-end for a tournament and some team bonding fun. I cannot tell you how much Finn enjoys being a part of this team!




Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Memorial Day Fare...

 I swear we had a house full of friends and family on Memorial Day, but I failed to take a whole bunch of pictures. I served up a Spanish influenced menu in our back yard and it was a delicious and beautiful celebration! We sipped on a duo of sangrias and  noshed on red wine braised chorizo, assorted olives, patatas bravas, serrano ham wrapped asparagus, queso de cabra, gambas al ajilo, pincho style ribs, Spanish spice-grilled chicken, golden raisin roasted cauliflower, a manchego and marcona salad and a pile of fresh cantaloupe.  We fishished the meal with a taste of Emma's yummy churro inspired cupcakes. I think maybe I was too busy to take pictures!





Sunny Pup...

...and a fake ice pop!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Trio of Friends...

One of my favorite things about having Emma home for the summer is seeing her with her Oak Park besties!  These three enjoyed a lovely birthday brunch in Wicker Park to celebrate Emma's special day!  How sweet are they?
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