• July 7
    Buttermilk Coleslaw with Toasted Pecans
    Have you ever read an article in a newspaper or magazine so beautiful that you that it haunts you for years?  I have a few such treasured reads.    A particular favorite is Searching for Lillian, written by Jeanne...
  • July 5
    Lemon Blueberry Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing
      Over the past few months, life has been so delightfully crazy at House Morell that I took a bit of a break from blogging.  All good stuff - a new house and travel and showers and graduations and a...
  • July 4
    Burrata and Grilled Peaches on Crostini with a Balsamic and Honey Reduction
    Last week, I had a truly great extended birthday celebration.  Dinner with my family at the wonderful Chez Billy Sud, an adventure to Ohio to celebrate the wedding of our nephew, and a gathering of girlfriends who toasted another...
  • May 9
    Oatmeal Brown Butter Shortbread with Almonds and Brown Sugar
    It's been a chaotic couple of months, but we're finally moved into the our new digs.  Mostly.  You'd think after I lifetime of moving (like over 20 times), I'd be a master of the move, but I'm not sure...
  • April 20
    Wandering About...
    Over the past few days, it seems everywhere I go people ask:  "Why aren't you blogging?!!"   So many reasons... I've been wandering about (as I do... London, Buenos Aires, the Delaware Shore and Chicago).  I've been focused on...
  • March 17
    10 Reasons to Love London
    I could easily list 100 reasons to love London.  As a food-obsessed human who adores history and books, flowers and parks - and the ability to walk everywhere, there are few places I would rather spend my time.  Several...
  • March 10
    Beef Short Rib Ragù
    I'm all about winter comfort food.  I especially love Sunday dinners that I can put in the oven early in the morning, and cook low and slow all day long, flavors magically blending, until the meat is falling off...
  • March 7
    Rhubarb and Blood Orange Compote
    Mixed in among the pictures of darling babies and random cat videos, Kim Severson's New York Times article, Starve a Landfill, was all over my Facebook feed this week - for good reason. It reminded me that we live in a...