Monthly Archives: September 2014

2 ingredient pumpkin bisque, plus 3 adaptations

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I have had the travel bug lately but am dismayed by the cost of airfare, leading me to wonder if I will ever cross the Pond again. So I sit contented at Manderley, traveling through the … read more

small space solutions: laundry and linens

pickerimage-26 Downsizing from a seventeen room large home with two car garage to a nine room small and cozy home with detached “garage” has brought on some great challenges, such as where to put everything for … read more

melon salad with toasted prosciutto

melon salad I think we have found our rhythm here at Manderley Cottage.  I hate the word routine which for me conjures visions of repetitive boredom. Rhythm is better because it can change depending on mood or weather.   … read more

Let there be chocolate

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Let’s just say you bumped into me here in Williamsburg, Merchants Square to be exact, and asked me to point you in the direction of a good café, one with decadent chocolate desserts, quiet corners, … read more

Oktoberfest lunch: pretzel wurst

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Ok we have a winner! All BRK’s gang members liked this lunch. Hell froze over, pigs flew, and Easter was in May. They like pretzels, they like wurst, or in this case hot dogs, therefore … read more

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