Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
My daughter has just told me that she does not like nuts in her cookies. My head whips around, my eyes wide and disbelieving. What?? For one horrible split second I imagine endless days and months and years stretched before me, a long lifetime without nuts in my baked goods. I remember the ...
Garlic Lemon Butter Shrimp
Whew . It’s been two absolutely hectic weeks and I feel like I’m coming out of a long and rather challenging gauntlet. My boss was here from overseas ( Yes, I have a boss! So when I say I am a worker bee I really do mean it! ) and we had a series of intense meetings. That’s not to say that ...
Caramel Croissant Pudding
Have you ever had one of those days when you just needed caramel, croissants, and rum in the morning? Don’t we all just have days like that? When only sugar, booze, and French boulangerie, will help? Well, if you are better able to manage your feelings, going out for a run or finding peace in
Lemon Butter Chicken
So many new places to eat are opening up these days. Not just in my neighborhood ( in which there are a lot of great new places to explore and turn into hangouts…yay! ) but all over. Our local dining scene has never been more vibrant. It is truly a diners market where one has a dizzying array
Garlic Mushroom Quinoa
Hi! How have you all been doing? Good I hope. I’ve been under the weather this past week. One of those nasty, unidentifiable bugs that make you feel generally lousy ( runny nose, itchy throat, achy body ) but not lousy enough to render you totally bedridden. And if I’m not feeling lousy ...
Double Chocolate Pancakes
When it’s time to do the grocery I always ( ideally ) like to fly solo. When the whole brood comes along, things no doubt get crazy with all sorts of stuff mysteriously appearing in the cart by checkout time. And don’t think this is solely from the little ones. C always sneaks in some ...
So, I’ve been walking lately . A brisk morning walk several times a week, as well as walking wherever I can vis a vis taking the car. Although I have always espoused a life of decadence ( i.e. rationalising my laziness ), a pain au chocolat in one hand and a good book in the other, cozily ...
Sesame Soba Noodles
I was at our neighborhood coffee shop yesterday morning. I woke up a just a tiny bit earlier so I could sneak a solo coffee before I went to market. Which I suppose is a funny thing to do on Valentines, but I love it when I have time to grab a cup of coffee before heading to the market on ...
Quick Blueberry and Chia Seed Jam
Did I ever tell you that my father was a photographer? If not by profession then definitely by heart. Long before the arrival of digital cameras, he lugged his ( what seemed to me then ) huge camera everywhere. I had to pose for so many photos. “ Look up…look left…look down…chin up… ” I ...
Peking Pork Chops
If you are thinking that much of what we eat at home is Asian food , or at the very least Asian-influenced food, then you would be absolutely right. My pantry is packed with everything from soy sauce ( regular and dark ) to sesame oil ( Chinese and Korean ), oyster sauce and hoisin, Shaoxing ...