Vegetarian For A Day. Vegetarian For A Day.


There have always been picky eaters. Cavemen families had trouble getting their little shaggy-haired fur-clad Ugg to eat his mammoth steak. Cleopatra had to wrestle with her son, Cesarian just to get him to finish his figs. Marie Antionette and Louis XVI found their daughter Marie-Thérèse conveniently preferred cake over broccoli. Nothing has changed. Children…
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And The Winner Is… And The Winner Is…


Kathryn you are the winner of the Zeke’s Candy Company butterscotch! You are in for a treat for sure! Just email me at hotpolkadot (at) live (dot) com to claim your prize and give me your mailing address to receive your sweet treat. Thank you to everyone else who entered!



Refined Sugar. Refined Sugar.


I’m busy preparing for a takeover sleepover this weekend so I’ll have to keep this brief. As if three preteen girls need any help in the hyperactive department, I decided I would be a swell idea to feed them at least three different kinds of sugar with this Maple Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread. Granulated sugar,…
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How To Tuesday: Master of Disguise. How To Tuesday: Master of Disguise.


  I have been dying to share this simple and resourceful DIY idea with you for what has felt like ages. It’s so easy but yields beautiful results! I’m sure just about everyone has unsightly yet necessary blemishes on their walls at home. Maybe an electrical panel, an intercom, a doorbell or a thermostat. I’d like…
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How To Tuesday: Photography Lighting Part II. How To Tuesday: Photography Lighting Part II.


I’m going to pick up where I left off with my photography tutorials from months ago. I was talking about lighting and white balance last time. This week I’ll discuss lighting directions and the importance of bouncing or reflecting light. For food photography in particular, lighting couldn’t be more of a challenge. Highlight here, shadow…
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