homestead gardens & chesapeake harvest

February and March are really long months.

Crazy long.

Hadyn had her Disney thing with the Milton Theatre

and Holly had Mock Trial Championships with Sussex Central

They both were enthusiastic about their different endeavors and I was so lucky to be able to join them both this year.

Hadyn’s performance is here:

Holly was brilliant {as usual)

and took home the Top Attorney gavel from the Championship round as well as a scholarship. They placed second (which was a little bit of a heartbreaker) but my exquisite elder daughter was as gracious in defeat as she is in victory.

I will be doing an event at Homestead Gardens on March 18th for their Annual Flower Show to announce the launch of Chesapeake Harvest’s new herb and veggie line at Homestead.  If you haven’t heard from me in a while that is partly why.

Here is a link to the event in Davidsonville.

Here is a link to Chesapeake Harvest who are doing amazing work in farmer to table sourcing

It is going to be two hours with two table changeovers, two entirely different menus and two table scapes. I definitely bit off more than I can chew on this one, but I liked being pushed in that way. My team (OMG they are AMAZING) are helping me get through all the prep and we will be trying to figure out how to Facebook LIVE stream it on the day of.

Menu will consist of:

American Victory Garden Buffet brunch

Tiny Girlfriend Cheese Scones with Chive Butter

Artichoke and Leek Frittata with Gruyere

You are my Everything Grilled Asparagus

Bibb Lettuce Cups with Dilled Easter Eggs and Shrimp

Arugula Pesto and Herbed Goat Cheese Strudel

Cold Sorrel Soup Shooters

Bright Lights Swiss Chard and Candied Walnuts

Fresh Fennel Salad with Grilled Radicchio and Artichokes

Dooter’s Creole Tomato Glaze Salmon and Cajun Dirty Rice

Lavender Kissed Lamb Lollipops

Gnocchi Dumplings with Sage Butter

Blueberry and Blue Basil Lemon Curd

Bloody Mary’s with Dooter’s

Bellini’s with Apple Mint Infusion


Global Eco-Fusion Open House

Rainbow Carrots with Yogurt and Pistachios

Cucumber Rollups with Peanut Sauce

Big Lou’s Romanesco with Toasted Pitas

Grilled Shrimp (or cauliflower) with Lemon Basil Mayonnaise

Bibb Lettuce with Palm Beach Chicken Curry Salad with Mango Chutney

Day of the Dead Marigold salad

Korean barbeque Short Rib tacos with Daikon Slaw and Gingerlicious cream

Cilantro Pesto Chicken Sliders with Poblano Cream

Chimichurri on Beef Tenderloin

Chocolate Mint and Cocoa Nib Syrup Gelato

Lavender Lemonade Mojito with Honey


The PDF for the recipes will be released on April 15th when the launch is official. You all will already receive it automatically, so no worries.

Homestead Gardens is located at 743 Central Avenue Davidsonville Maryland 21035 or

Make your reservations. Tastings and seating are limited even though the event is free.

Hugs and kisses



you can find the link to the event here:


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