Herbed rainbow carrots

December 2, 2015
This easy herbed rainbow carrots dish (organic, of course) was a big hit with company the other night. It's so simple!  Rainbow carrots are bit more earthy-tasting...

Irish coffee warms body and soul

November 24, 2015
I'd moved to the San Francisco Bay area just the year before when a guy I'd met took me out on the town. It was a cold, wintry night in San Francisco, so we stopped in...

Best chocolate chip cookie recipe

October 3, 2015
I've tasted a chocolate chip cookie or two in my time--they're my all-time favorite cookie, but only home made. No question that Toll-House has a very good chocolate...

Easy one-dish meal

September 14, 2015
These days very few of us are interested in spending hours in the kitchen preparing the kind of healthful food we should be eating. A delicious, one-dish meal is...

Oh boy! Poi!

September 8, 2015
We were lunching at the world's best restaurant on Maui the other day, Mama's Fish House in Paia. M pointed to a few small bowls of what looked like light chocolate...

Easy poached pears in wine

September 2, 2015
If you're looking for an easy dessert that tastes delicious and looks beautiful, I've got one for you: Poached Pears in Wine. It couldn't be easier. A little...

Balsamic-garlic chard recipe

August 19, 2015
My first experience with chard was about 15 years ago, when someone cooked it for me with marsala wine. I can't remember that chard recipe, but I fell in love with the...

Simple summer salad

August 15, 2015
Sometimes, the most simple summer salad is the most delicious dish in the world. That was the case the other day, when I got a whole heap of fresh green beans in...

Easy, savory crockpot pork roast

August 8, 2015
I have no idea why we eat pork roast so often. Ok, I do know. Because it's so easy to fix and also because today's pork, "the other white meat" is pretty lean. Hubby...

Santa Fe writing workshop: seats left!

August 5, 2015
Imagine a small group of writers and bloggers walking in the crisp and spicy air of a Santa Fe, New Mexico fall day. We've just spent some "classroom" time talking...

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