Jingles – 7 months

Happy 7 month birthday to Jingles, our Haute Flavor future Superhero Seeing Eye Dog! She is progressing beautifully with her leash training, house manners and commands. Someone out there is going to be very lucky to have Jingles one day next year! In the meantime, she gives joy to Nashville!

One Pan Brownies

One Pan Brownies There are some days when only chocolate will do. I had one of those days the other day, so it meant a pan of brownies. I am a huge fan of the 8×8-inch pan. Unlike the larger cousins, it gives you just enough of whatever dessert you are craving. I have used…

Egg Salad

Egg Salad  Every now and then, a random dish will float through my mind and it stays there. Nothing will do until I make it and satisfy the craving. The other day when I had egg salad on the brain, I knew better than to resist. I love egg salad but for some reason, I…

Aristotle Basil

Aristotle Basil Basil could be my favorite herb. It is beautifully aromatic and lends itself to so much more than pesto in the kitchen. And although it’s an annual, many will grow it year round on sunny windowsills when the weather isn’t conducive to it flourishing outside. Every year, I grow what is marketed as…

Anatolia Turkish Restaurant

Anatolia Turkish Restaurant 48 White Bridge Road Nashville, TN 37205 P: 615.356.1556 W: http://www.anatolia-restaurant.com Hours Lunch Mon-Fri: 11A-3P Dinner Mon-Thu: 3P-10P Fri: 3P-11P Sat-Sun: 11A-11P Located in Lions Head Village in the prestigious Belle Meade neighborhood of Nashville, Anatolia Turkish Restaurant has been serving top-level Turkish cuisine for the past ten years. I recently had…

Butcher & Bee – Nashville

Butcher & Bee 902 Main Street Nashville, TN 37206 P: 615.226.3322 W: http://www.butcherandbee.com Hours Mon-Thu: 11A-2P; 5P-10P Fri: 11A-2P; 5P-11P Sat: 10A-2P; 5P-11P Sun: 10A-2P; 5P-10P For someone who operates a food blog – and also loves to eat out – I’ve done a horrible job lately of getting out to new-to-me restaurants. Having a…

Mosquito Torch

Mosquitos No More! All of these spring rains are terrific for my yard and garden, but unfortunately have served as a catalyst for mosquitos to breed and ruin the tranquility of evening outdoor enjoyment. I tried citronella incense sticks and the Patio Egg with no success. Then I decided to go back to the tried…

15 Minute Broccoli

Every day I am harvesting fresh broccoli and have been for weeks. As the temperatures rise, I know my opportunity to continue this delicious routine is quickly coming to an end. I’ll just go ahead and tell you that my least favorite method of serving this garden delight is smothered in cheese sauce. I want…

Grilled Cheese

Truly Grilled Cheese I have always loved a really good grilled cheese sandwich. I can eat it year round. In the fall and winter it’s usually with a bowl of tomato soup. In the spring I like it with some pickled asparagus and in the summer with sliced tomatoes. I tend to like a mixture…

Lettuce Keeper

Lettuce Keeper I love all types of lettuce, but love to grow iceberg in the early spring before it gets too hot outside. The rains we have had this season have contributed to a great crop that keeps me with just enough of a supply to use without being overwhelmed. It is perfect to hold…