BOXWOOD BEAD CURTAINS

What beautiful craftsmanship! One sees these ‘rideaux’ (curtains) in doorways all over Provence. The true boxwood bead curtain is made from ‘box’, a very dense wood with beautiful grain patterns. From forest to bead is a long process. It takes almost 30 years for a box to have the 8-10 cm trunk necessary for harvest. Then…

Glazed Cipollini & Mushrooms

After what is usually a gargantuan spread at Thanksgiving,  at Christmas, my family is saying ‘Where’s the beef?!”  But, just like Thanksgiving,  I am  ready for the sides. Glazed Cipollini & Mushrooms works well because it can be done ahead.  I use it to garnish the steak, the tenderloin or the prime rib…..whatever is your…