NYT Cooking: This recipe is a more sophisticated (and boozier) version of one found in Maida Heatter's "Book of Great Chocolate Desserts.” The cake is rich, dense and full of chocolate, with a spicy, peppery, burnt caramel tang.
Container Garden: In a new Phoenix, Arizona home, designer Dana Lyon achieved a French country style by using antiques and natural materials. The stone potting table in this front courtyard is from On the Veranda.
DIY HERB GARDEN :: Brilliant little terraced setup. Simple yet visually appealing. She kept the herbs in the original plastic pots, but put them in the galvanized cache pots for the lovely aesthetic. On the left appears to be an olive tree.