Portable Beach Picnics

When it’s time to pack the cooler for the beach, that ham and cheese sandwich can get pretty boring...pretty quickly. But picnics – whether on the beach or anywhere else you happen to find [...]

Mediterranean Mélange

Rosie Hawthorne Rosie Hawthorne is a blogger, gardener, wanderluster, and mother of three.  She learned to cook by watching Julia Child every Saturday afternoon on her 11-inch black and white TV [...]

Potatoes Primavera

Rosie Hawthorne Rosie Hawthorne is a blogger, gardener, wanderluster, and mother of three.  She learned to cook by watching Julia Child every Saturday afternoon on her 11-inch black and white TV [...]

Spring Strawberry Salad Supreme

Rosie Hawthorne Rosie Hawthorne is a blogger, gardener, wanderluster, and mother of three.  She learned to cook by watching Julia Child every Saturday afternoon on her 11-inch black and white TV [...]

Pavlova Printemps

Rosie Hawthorne Rosie Hawthorne is a blogger, gardener, wanderluster, and mother of three.  She learned to cook by watching Julia Child every Saturday afternoon on her 11-inch black and white TV [...]

Homage to Spring!

I love the change of seasons, but none as much as that of spring. Rebirth, renewal, regrowth, the promise of things to come, and the luxury of having fresh vegetables in my own garden – this is [...]

Warm Meals, Baskets and Bags!

Thanksgiving is just one of the many times of year our Outer Banks community comes together to lend a helping hand to our neighbors who need it most. Below are just a few reasons we can all be [...]

Love at First Sip

There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer afternoon than an icy cocktail to help you cool down and rejuvenate. Here are six classic cocktails for you, but with a twist. Rosie put her own [...]

Celebrating the Bounty of the Banks

I grew up in the Piedmont area of southern Virginia where there was no seafood to speak of, unless you caught it yourself. Fast-forward to the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, when frozen foods [...]

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