What's UpDog?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

UpDog Kombucha 

Olivia Wolff and Lauren Miller have a lot in common. Best friends since attending the same high school in New Jersey, the girls also chose to attend the same college - Wake Forest University - with Olivia graduating in 2016 and Lauren set to graduate in 2017. Each has also served as captain of their high-school swim team, and both are yoga fanatics. Their latest venture, UpDog Kombucha, is a small-batch brewing company based in Winston-Salem that was born out of a shared love for this fizzy, healthy beverage.

Banana Bread with Olive Oil Glaze

Monday, February 20, 2017

I woke up this morning to the happy warble of a Carolina Wren perched high in the tree outside my window. It's cheery song got me out of bed to pull back the curtains on a sky turning pink with the sunrise. The promise of spring-like temperatures kept me from crawling back under the covers.

A few minutes later, coffee in hand, I stepped onto the back porch. Just as I suspected, the daffodils and crocuses had started to bloom, their bright heads bobbing slightly in the breeze. I gathered a few to bring indoors, placing them in a vase on the kitchen table.  Their cheery presence comforted me, reminding me of new life in a new season.

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Cream

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Cream 

Last year during Valentine's week, a kind lady passed out little heart-shaped notes of encouragement to everyone who walked through the doors of our church. Mine said, "Are you ready for an adventure? Let's go!"

A Kitchen in Hampshire

Friday, February 10, 2017

In the kitchen of Lindsay's tiny cottage in Hampshire. 

In 2015, after years of a fast-paced life in London, Lindsay Radcliffe packed up and moved to a small cottage in Hampshire where she now lives in the peaceful English countryside with her husband, Edward, and their dog Jambo. She spends her days working at West Green House, an exhibition and opera garden, and loves motoring to outlying hamlets and villages in search of charming boutiques, tea rooms and markets. Her tiny kitchen provides the perfect setting to create meals inspired from her mother's recipes and a wide range of cuisine reflecting the travels of her childhood.