Thursday, May 26, 2011

At Westport Farmers Market with Peace Tree Desserts.

Robyn Eads is at it again! She opened up her Peace Tree Desserts booth for the season premiere with a bang. The grand opening for the Westport Farmers Market was just what I needed to attend to get in the mood for summer. This spring has had its share of dismal days, and I am finding it hard to fathom that Memorial Day weekend is upon us.
No worries. After experiencing my first "Cold Roman" from Donnie Rausand a chocolate expresso cookie from Robyn I was buzzing!
From market to home with a bag of spring salad greens, fiddle head ferns, and a wedge of aged goat cheese from Beltane Farm and I am ready to sing Yankee Doodle all day long!
By the way, nice aprons and banner.... If I do say so myself! In fact, they will be available at the market and on The Peace Tree website store. (I also do custom orders).
Order one when you get your Cajeta Caramel sauce with Apple Jack. Great on ice cream, or stirred into your coffee.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A tribute to Kate McGarrigle.

I am honored, once again, to make a small contribution to raise funds and awareness to clear cell sarcoma, a rare cancer that affects connective tissue such as bone, muscle, nerves and cartilage.
Kate McGarrigle's good friend (and mine),ceramist Mae Mougin, asked me to help make silk screened towels for the last fundraiser that Kate attended at The Royal Albert Hall in London, Christmas 2009. Sadly, Kate succumbed to the sarcoma a few weeks later.
A year and a half later, Kate's son Rufus and daughter Martha have come together with other talented friends who wish to pay her homage and help find a cure and a way to help those with the disease.
Rufus & Martha Wainwright Present:
A Celebration of Kate McGarrigle
Rufus Wainwright · Martha Wainwright · Anna McGarrigle · Jimmy Fallon · Emmylou Harris · Norah Jones · Antony · Sloan Wainwright · Justin Bond · Teddy Thompson · Jenni Muldaur · Krystle Warren

Thursday, May 12 & Friday, May 13 8 pm
Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York City

Tickets are available now at or at the Town Hall box office starting on April 21st. There are also a limited number of VIP packages available. For pricing and information, please contact Tracy Reid at Absolutely Live Entertainment at 646-233-2950 or

Here, my "assistant" (son Jack's girlfriend) Caroline Kidder, helps me with the project in my dining room.
I am so glad to participate in such a wonderful event.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Town Vibe

Carolyn Rundle Field, editor at Wilton Magazine , fellow quilter and friend, was kind enough to do an interview with me for this months issue. I think she did a really nice job. Thanks, Carey! You can read the article, "Sew Chic", on the Town Vibe blog.