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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
Hi there. I know I’ve been away for a bit. I know it’s been a little quiet over here. I wish I could tell you ( as I usually do ) that work, Halloween planning, big school decisions, friends, life, and a million and one everyday things kept me too busy. I wish . I wish for the insistent
The Wagyu Bacon Giveaway...We Have a Winner!!
How is everyone doing this wet and windy Friday? Another typhoon has hit our shores and, as I've seen report after report on the news, floods abound and power is already down in some areas. Now is the time to stay home and hunker down with your family...or with a good book and a bowl of something