A Gourmand’s Guide to the Galaxy

Tomes from Heaven

How many of you read the cook books that grace your shelves? To me, they are a constant source of wonder, taking me into the minds of accomplished chefs to learn their skills and beliefs around food. The introduction is my favorite part, as it is where the author talks about life and the culture,…

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Bounty of the Garden

Many years ago, I wanted to be Martha Stewart. I totally and completely idolized her in my 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. I do believe I’ve written about my early years as a cook, gardener, hostess and caterer. Watching Martha cut fresh flowers and put them in a vase was my equivalent to my Dad watching…

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Cinnamon Mornings

It’s a cinnamon morning here at Café Josey.  A good night’s sleep, happy thoughts, life is good…and the day is mine. All of the wonderful ingredients for a relaxing weekend. What is a cinnamon morning? Well, a Saturday morning makes the best cinnamon morning of all. So, this Saturday, I woke up with that nesting…

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Novella: Installment #1: Begin the Beguine

Josephine awoke slowly to the soft colors of dawn displayed like a watercolor framed behind sheer lace. Sweet exhaustion had claimed her after months of work, seeing to each little detail – until everything was as close to perfect as her technicolor mind had always imagined. As a result of years of dreaming, building, writing,…

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