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The Challenge of Cooking Over Fire

The Challenge of Cooking Over Fire

    Fires and hearths are what I’m thinking about this week as I put together my talk for the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello on Sept 21st!                                   […]

History Dinners at Indigo House for Summer, Fall, and Winter 2019-2020

History Dinners at Indigo House for Summer, Fall, and Winter 2019-2020

Jiggery-pokery with calendars and lists has been my work this week. I am delighted to announce the scheduled dates for my Indigo House History Dinners for this summer (June), Fall (September and October) and for the coming winter (February and March). Click here – Indigo […]

In which a tree falls on the barn

In which a tree falls on the barn

  Here in my neck of the Virginia woods the rain has been far more than plentiful over the summer. The rain soaks the soil and the least wind drops any dead tree standing. In my case that means the belt of trees right above […]

Celebrate Black History Month with Dinner at Indigo House

Celebrate Black History Month with Dinner at Indigo House

Celebrate Black History Month this year with a Southern Sunday Supper on a Saturday Night. On Saturday, February 24th, 2018 this dinner for eight will feature iconic African-American and Southern dishes. After a 1st course of “Pot Likker” soup accompanied by Hot Cornbread with Homemade […]

Ultimate Winter Comfort Food: Split Pea and Ham Soup

Ultimate Winter Comfort Food: Split Pea and Ham Soup

Split Pea soup is one of my favorite soups. When I was a little girl in the early 1950’s it took almost 18 hours to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco on Highway 101.  My mother and stepfather and I made this trip several […]