Charles J. Neyrey and Sherrie Hope combined their strengths and talents to establish two complementary businesses that work seamlessly together. Hope, a member of the National Council for Interior Design, founded Modern Market. The 1,500-square-foot boutique showroom provides a curated collection of contemporary, fashionable and affordable modern furniture and accessories. It focuses on emerging design […]
Beyond the sliding glass doors of a rear bedroom, my backyard offers a quiet, unused space. A corner palm offers shade, and vines meander along the surface of the fence. Other than that, it’s a blank slate. There is little ground covered, aside from a smattering of pebbles and the occasional weed. No garden beds, […]
I have this wonderful albeit clichéd fantasy of a Southern summer where I’m sprawled out on a chaise lounge, surrounded by tropical plants, with a dog-eared Flannery O’Connor book, pausing only to fan myself or sip a mint julep. It’s a pretty far cry from the busy, bug-slapping, sweaty reality of it all. Don’t get […]
Croc-tail Hour World-renowned for fashionable yet functional décor, L’Objet launches its newest collection, Cabinet of Curiosités, this September in anticipation of the company’s 10th anniversary. Among the 63 new pieces are hand-crafted brass coasters that integrate sophisticated design, artistic integrity and material innovation with pure and unadorned elements of nature. Arabella Fine Gifts & Home […]
Beets: They’re just as rich in flavor as they are in color. Roast ’em and toss ’em with zesty oranges, savory onions and crunchy hazelnuts, and the nutrient-heavy root takes center stage in a light yet hearty salad. So if you’re searching for a colorful creation to serve at your next fall fête, look no […]
Peek into any beautiful garden, and you will find lush greenery, colorful flowers or a pattern of hedges that delights the eye. You might find towering trees, thick vines that seem to dance across an arbor or a fountain that offers a drink to a bird or butterfly. You might also notice a piece from […]
I think that Oscar Wilde put it best when he wrote, “I can resist anything except temptation.” I am someone who likes words as much as I like sweets, and brownies are synonymous with temptation in the context of this quote.
I prefer them when they are fresh out of the oven so that I run the risk of burning my mouth, because it offers me a perfectly logical excuse to use ice cream as a cooling mechanism, citing safety first.
Before a recent dinner party, I baked brownies that called for peanut butter chips, and I confess that I put a dent in the pan before all the guests had arrived – for quality-control purposes, of course.
Like a lot of desserts these days, even a brownie isn’t immune to an upscale, creative revamp: I tried a variation recently that incorporated bourbon, orange peel and orange liqueur.
But no matter how decadent this dessert can get, no matter how many obscure or perhaps unlikely ingredients in the batter, the chocolatey treat will always be a simple, irresistible pleasure.