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A Winter Day at Indigo House

A Winter Day at Indigo House

It’s been a warm (65 degree!), muddy, overcast, shaggy winter day in my yard; weather just perfect for pruning and leaf raking. There are two whopping big brush piles waiting to be burned when the wind dies down. This is the season to look at…

Wine & Country Life visits Indigo House

Wine & Country Life visits Indigo House

Wine & Country Life recently came for a visit. Read the wonderful article HERE

In Which We Create A 13 Vegetable Soup

In Which We Create A 13 Vegetable Soup

Someone asked me for the recipe and I’m glad to share my method but you will notice that this is more a detailed guide than a traditional recipe. I do that because some basics (like many soups) are best learned as guidelines; using what you…

“Summer 1795: A James Hemings Dinner”

“Summer 1795: A James Hemings Dinner”

On Saturday, June 22, 2019 I will be celebrating the early summer 224 years ago when Chef James Hemings cooked at Monticello. Archaeologists have recently uncovered the original hearth and stew stoves on which Hemings taught his brother Peter the art of French cookery. Together…

My Winter Turns to Spring

My Winter Turns to Spring

Perhaps because so much out in the world seems uncertain this winter has seemed a bit drear but I always look forward to spring . . . A wind swept beach was my Thanksgiving destination late last November. It was windy and chilly and blew…