So often the plate I fix or the package I ready doesn't live up to the picture in my head. This Christmas, with a little help from my friends, my office gifts are exactly what I'd hoped they'd be. Our friend Denis made these little wooden crates that precisely hold 3 jars of homemade preserves. Natalie shrink wrapped the jars in tight and then with a little burlap and jute this year's Christmas look was born. I like it so much it may become a house standard -- at least for a couple years.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.