5 Things I Have To Have Now

Nancy Cohen

August 12, 2007|By [MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN]

Summertime is picnic time, but what to put in the basket? Eddie's of Roland Park owner Nancy Cohen suggests cold soup, Salad Nicoise and sun-dried capellini with sun-dried tomatoes. Toss in some crab cakes and lemonade, and there you have it, a perfect meal for al fresco dining. Cohen, a 50-something mother of four -- including Michael, 22, who has just started working in the family business -- lives in Pikesville with her husband, Randy. Lastly, she says don't forget the yellow cake with chocolate fudge icing -- it's Cohen's favorite.

1

A dog-walker

"In November, I bought a 3-year-old Cane Corso [named Siena] and she is an Italian mastiff. She's about 100 pounds and very, very strong. I don't like to be yanked and [although] my husband does walk her, I would love somebody to come over and walk her for miles. She would love that ... she is the sweetest thing."

2

A trip to Tuscany

"Because I've been there and my husband has never been. This is the one trip he would like for us to take soon."

3

A real wood-burning fireplace

"Right now, in my new house, I have gas fireplaces and not one real wood-burning fireplace. ... My kids, when they're home, like to make s'mores.

4

Great selection of decaf teas

"Whenever I go out to lunch or dinner, I take tea bags with me. So I would like to have a tea selection to choose from. I like a true decaf black tea."

5

A trip to the USArtists: American Fine Art Show

"It's a wonderful art fair in Philadelphia in October. ... I love art and somebody can buy me paintings."

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