The Thread of Life

Someone heard my voice at Fante’s as I was shopping for brioche molds. It was a student of mine of some 47 years ago. We met again! It was such a pleasure to link back with a family that has been part of the story of the Spring Mill Cafe where Jimmy’s sister got married and where his parents came very often asking for the farmhouse as a preference for seating. Happy Holidays!Former student of mine at GFS, Jimmy Fernberger


Evergreen Cheese Shop

In order to help the project of the International Women Club of Philadelphia, I was walking up and down Chestnut Hill collecting gift certificates for the auction to help the Home of the Sparrow shelter for abused women and children. I want to thank my friend from Evergreen Cheese Shop for participating and helping a mother go back to school. Evergreen Cheese Shop donated a gift certificate to help Home of the Sparrow (shelter for abused mothers & children)Merci.

Wedding Day: Saturday, September 13th

It was a rainy day but it brings good luck. Kayla and Ezra had done a superb job of preparing their beautiful garden for the occasion with a tent and a path of straw over the wet grass to protect our heels. There were heel protectors distributed as you came into the house. The ceremony started around 4:30 and it was very moving to listen to Mike Simmons who administered the marriage. Then we proceeded to have the toast and to go to the food truck waiting for us at the end of the garden. The food was delicious with a variety of samples from different countries. The grand finale was a gorgeous and scrumptious croquembouche made by Patrick from Aux Petits Delices. Then the music started and everyone danced. I had a marvelous time dancing with my sons! To my surprise, my feet did not hurt. The weather turned to clear by 5:30 so we had rain and sun to make a perfect day. ezra and kayla Food truck garden Helping with my shoe Jason and Ezra 2 jason and ezra jason Kayla and Ezra kayla2 preparing The big moment trevormakeupMichele Tessa

Preparation For My Son’s Wedding as I Return From Hawaii

First day:

Delivery of champagne and wine to Porcini where the rehearsal dinner took place.

4pm: Pedicure and manicure.

Next day:


Delivery of glasses, candle holders, etc. to Porcini

Following day:

Rehearsal dinner day

We had a lovely dinner of antipasti, choices of shrimp and grilled filet mignon, choices of chicken milanese topped with different succulent homemade pasta and a vegan dish. For desserts were tiramisu and napoleon. Thank you David and Steve. rehearsal dinner Rehearsal dinner 2 Dinner CocoPorcini Facial