Posts by Ms. Tasteful

Gal on the go in the big City. Creative professional, motivated Mom, just trying to get it all done!

Treasures on the Beach

I used to walk along the beach looking for sea shells. Gathering them in my hands, remarking on their imperfect …

Alphabet of Death by Hans Holbein the Younger between 1523 and 1525

Boo! Happy Halloween!

The Alphabet of Death composed by Hans Holbein the Younger between 1523 and 1525 is the companion to Holbein’s The …


“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my …

Crustless Quiche

An easy recipe for a light lunch, brunch, or snack. Zucchini and lemon zest add complexity when paired with Parmigiano.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Origins of the dish pasta Carbonara explained. Recipe for the dish pasta carbonara

Preserved Lemons

An ancient ingredient, most associated with Moroccan cooking. Preserved Lemons can add zest to any savory recipe calling for lemons!

The Master of Verona by David Blixt

Master of Verona provides much needed backstory to the Capulet and Montague feud in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Richly detailed, entertaining, and robustly masculine this is a great read. Highly recommended.