Living on Cayman Time

Three-Cubed Project The Book: The Governor’s Lady,  by Joan Hall Scott My colleague Katie handed over the cookbook with an apology: “Sorry, some of the pages are stained.” No need to apologize for that, I assured her. Cookbooks with stained pages are evidence of frequent, loving use. The cookbook in question does indeed come with love. The Governor’s…

More Comfort and Joy

An old adage holds that how you celebrate New Year’s reflects how you’ll spend the ensuing year. If that’s true, 2011 will  be relaxed and full of wonderful meals prepared with the kind of friends who find utter bliss in a platter of 12-year-old cheddar. It will also be filled with experimentation, as we threw caution to the wind and…

Cheesecake Under the Tree

  Here’s an appetizer (or brunch alternative) that will confound and then delight your guests—a Savory Cheesecake made with asiago and cream cheese. Diners always seem to have a hard time wrapping their heads around the combination of cheesecake and savory.  Be prepared for the inevitable exclamations: “Oh. . . . it’s not sweet!” followed by “Wow, that’s…

Pop Over Any Day

I was inspired once again by Little Blue Hen, though I was also nervous enough about the baking that I followed the advice and instruction provided by King Arthur Flour. And just wow. If you can commit to popping out of bed an hour before visiting house guests, the rewards are myriad.