Asparagus with New Potatoes

asparagus and new potatoes katherines corner

Asparagus with New Potatoes- I think it’s time to play in the kitchen! Asparagus with New Potatoes is already one of our favorite “breakfast for dinner” meals. We love fresh asparagus and although we have a wonderful garden we don’t grow asparagus. I found some reasonably priced asparagus at the market and knew it was, “what’s for [read more…]

Katherines Corner Book Club Pick Now on HBO

the leftovers by tom perrotta

Katherines Corner Book Club Pick Now on HBO- Surprise, a post on Sunday! A little post today to mention that a previous Katherines Corner book club pick is now on HBO as a mini series. The Leftovers, a best selling book by author Tom Perrotta will start tonight . I realize not everyone has HBO. But, I thought I would share [read more…]

Lemon Delight Dessert Recipe

lemon delight dessert recipe

Lemon Delight Dessert Recipe- Monday already! I  hope everyone had a lovely Easter celebration. It is such a joy having my Mother here with us. She was my taste tester on this lemon delight dessert recipe and it passed with flying colors    This time of year weather is still teasing us with spring/summer and [read more…]

Coddling Eggs

how to coddle eggs

Coddling Eggs- Coddling eggs reminds me of my childhood. Rainy days and coddled eggs and little toast soldiers (strips of lightly toasted bread) ready for dipping. My sweet Mother always had pretty porcelain egg coddling cups lined up in a row in our cupboard. I admired their pretty painted patterns and bright silver lids, they [read more…]

The Art Of French Toast

blueberry french toast

The Art Of French Toast- Julia Child perfected the art of French cooking and I’m working on The Art Of French Toast ,giggle. I’ve shared my simple dairy free french toast recipe with you in the past ( you can find it here) But, this weekend I was playing around a bit and created this [read more…]

Sharing Happy

international happiness day

Sharing Happy- Yesterday was international happiness day. Isn’t it wonderful that there is a day celebrating happiness in every country in the world simultaneously. Sharing Happy who thought of that? I love it ♥ I will try and keep this from being a smushy mushy gush fest of joy and gratitude.  There are so many [read more…]

Merry Christmas from Katherines Corner

merry Christmas from Katherines corner

Merry Christmas from Katherines Corner   As we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior we rejoice in all that is good, kind and loving. I am blessed to have a life rich in all of these things. Thank you for being part of it.   Therefore the Lord himself will give you a [read more…]

Blog Post 1000 How To Seed A Pomegranate

how to seed a pomegranate

How to Seed a Pomegranate Blog Post 1000 Today is my 1000th blog post!  I am rather excited by the great magnitude of that number. It is a big bowl full of happy to know not only that I have shared with you 1000 times. But, that many of you have been reading what I [read more…]

Our Christmas Home Tour

tea by the Christmas tree

Our Christmas Home Tour I was reading in the living room and enjoying the twinkle of the Christmas tree lights when it occurred to me that I should take some time to share our home with you. I finished my tea and started snapping photos. Welcome to our Christmas home tour. I have seen some [read more…]

Cookies for Santa

cookies for santa tradition

Cookies for Santa Leaving cookies for Santa is a tradition that started as a result of an old Scandinavian Mythology. A story about a hunter named Odin and his hunting buddies. they flew through the sky on their Yule hunting adventures. Children would leave hay and treats for the hunter’s eight legged horse. The children [read more…]

Lactose Free Sour Cream Chive Potato Soup

lactose free sour cream and chive potato soup recipe

Lactose Free Sour Cream Chive Potato Soup I use lactose free milk and sour cream for this and many of my recipes. Because among the many things I can’t eat/drink I can’t have dairy. This never stops me from cooking and baking though.    You can make this yummy potato soup recipe with “regular” milk [read more…]

Chrysanthemum Autumns Flower

burlap and ribbon wrapped planter

Chrysanthemum Autumn’s Flower I know Autumn is on the way when my chrysanthemums begin to bloom. Autumn’s Flowers arrive and help us welcome the change of seasons with beautiful colors of amber, yellow purple and reds. I wrapped a potted mum for our lovely neighbor across the street. She always shares her baked goods and [read more…]

Onions On The Windowsill


Onions On The Windowsill You may have noticed the onions drying on the windowsill in my Unplugged post. I love the way the sunlight and shadows look in the morning. It’s a beautiful still life image. I find art in many places. Who would have thought a bowl filled with onions would be so pretty. [read more…]

Get Unplugged

flowers in a pitcher

Get Unplugged- We often put a lot of pressure on ourselves to get things done. To finish the to do lists, to be a great parent, a great partner, a great spouse, great friend , great grandparent,  a great blogger, etc. We kick our own bums , figuratively ( but, if you can manage to [read more…]

Hollyhocks In The Sun

pink hollyhocks

Hollyhocks The heat and water rationing has been taking its toll on our lawn and flower garden. Sadly we have lost several beautiful plants and containers filled with lovelies too. But, the hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) seem happy with the heat and the bright sunshine as they stand tall in all their beauty. Each bloom reminds [read more…]

Carrots Are Not Just For Bunnies

fresh garden carrots Katherines Corner

Carrots Carrots Are Not Just For Bunnies We pulled our first carrots from the garden last night! Sweet little tender beauties, we quickly devoured them in a salad made from garden fresh butter crunch lettuce, peas, strawberries and raw almonds ( fresh from the market). Topped with just a  just a drizzle of vinaigrette. Yum. [read more…]