Many Christmases ago I spent 18 months at the Executive Sous Chef at Charleston’s glorious Mills House Hotel. I adored working there as I had a fabulous culinary team, there were occasional ghost sightings, our customers were global, and the hotel’s management was smart, clever, and also loved being a part of the Mills House. […]
Sourdough coconut pancakes with fresh coconut and bananas give the taste of the islands to Christmas morning.
I routinely attend church. And it’s a very nice church. Our house of worship is about 190 years old with soaring ceilings, gorgeous stained glass, hand-finished wooden pews, an enormous organ, brass fixtures, and a marble topped altar. Our worship services can be incredibly inspirational and our rector is a gifted speaker, able to deliver […]
I spent half of 2013 on crutches as I recovered from reconstructive knee surgery that came with a lengthy period of rehab. That May we celebrated our 26th anniversary with a long weekend at our favorite place, Fripp Island SC. I could only walk very short distances but I could pedal a bike. So on […]
For my beautiful wife of 25 years. For my two kids, even though they’re both presently teenagers and at times bear more resemblance to the Martian visitors in Mars Attacks! Both of them have the ability to be kind, understanding, courteous and thankful–just not on the same day. For my extended family. For my many […]