Normally when it comes to dessert I veer straight for the chocolate, and usually have trouble sharing with my husband. It’s safe to say I have a bonafide sweet tooth, in fact it might be one of my defining qualities as a human. But when I tasted my mother-in-law’s homemade lemon curd tart made with the lemons from her orchard—also where we had our wedding—I literally couldn’t contain myself it was so good. Move aside chocolate. I asked for the recipe and now order it (and sometimes make it) any chance I get, especially on a sunny day. Click to read more >

Alicia Lund, one of my favorite friends on this planet, popped into town recently with her family. Since we had sweet 4-month-old Rex and my 2-year-old jumping bean Elin in tow we decided that a picnic was the best way to catch up and spend some time together. We picked a grassy courtyard at their hotel—The Biltmore Four Seasons Resort—and set up shop for a pre-dinner cheese, wine and chocolate spread. Click to read more >