Spring Canapés with Parmesan, Fresh Radish & Asparagus ‘Custard’

Photo credit: Nancy Anne HarbordAnother spring recipe for you readers.And another way for me to get through the huge bunch of asparagus I bought this week. Even better, this recipe calls for the asparagus wood – the fibrous ends that you snap off and leave to rot in the back of your fridge. If you’re anything like me!...more


Corn Mango Salad(recipe and pic by Juli P.)1 16 oz. bag frozen (non gmo)corn2 tablespoons butter2 fresh limes1 large garlic clove minced or grated2 -3 ripe mangos cubed1-2 jalapenos seeded and chopped fine2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt to taste1/3 cup chopped cilantro½ red bell pepper chopped 2 avocados diced1)Melt butter in a medium high pan, add corn and cook til browned on edges. Add salt and turn off heat....more

France in Spring

What I've Been UpTo - France in Spring - Part 1The latest trip has been to Burgundy wine country in France.  We went for eight days and scheduled lots of things to do and places to see. ...more
Sounds delightful!  My in-laws are headed to Italy in a week and am hoping I can get to Europe ...more

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Monday, June 9, 2014Father's Day Gift Ideas We all know how important Dad is to all of us, so don't forget to get Dad something he will love for Father's Day!...more

Win a free 20x24 inch Canvas Print from your Photograph

There is a 'photo contest' at lovecustomart.com this month with a free print on canvas giveaway which the winner will receive a 20" x "24 (50 x 60 cm) customized canvas print! You can upload your nicest photograph here:  Photo Contest and the winner will be voted on and anounced by Love Custom Art when all the votes are in at the end of the month.  ...more

Rhubarb & Rose Purée for Desserts & Cocktails

Photo credit: Nancy Anne Harbord...more

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

 A couple of months ago, I was asked to throw the end of year Teacher Appreciation Luncheon at my son's preschool.  I love being hospitable to others.  In fact, I'm pretty sure that has turned out to be my calling in life.  I really hope that statement doesn't come across as boastful.  In fact, I mean it to be anything but that. ...more

California Salad

California SaladYou need:1/2 c. silvered almonds1 bunch green onions sliced1 large pkge. of cole slaw2 pkgs of Ramen Noodles.. oriental flavorDressing...mix all these ingredients together4tbsp vinegar4 tbsp sugar1 cup of salad oil2 tsp salt2 tsp pepperflavor packets from noodles1st cook your noodles w/out the seasoning packets... then drainmix together the 1st 3 ingredients add to noodlesThen pour dressing over top and mix...more

Father's Day Gift Guide: East Dane.

My dad is a pretty cool dude. He taught me how to ride a bike, was fully supportive of my decision to dig up dinosaur bones in the backyard as a kid, and has since become one of my favorite people to make laugh. He gave me my tenacity, and even though I’ve been taller than him since the 6th grade (Big R is only 5’4), his larger-than-life personality makes him a blast (but don’t tell him, because he can get a little big for his britches)....more