• Acoustic Eels, Glass Baubles and Stephenie’s Blueberry Peach Cobbler
  • Four Cheese Tortelloni with English Peas, Roasted Beets & Baby Broccoli
  • The Veggie Cuban Sandwich
  • Finding My Center
  • Mango & Fennel Citrus Salad
  • Pavlova with Fresh Berries
  • Andalusia & The White Hill Villages
  • The Beauty of Barcelona & Seville
  • The Sweet Nest of Vence and the Magical Avignon
  • Arriving in France – Lunching in Italy, Oo La La!

Dog Days in Aspen

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A cool Aspen morning quickly turned warm in the high altitude sun. We strolled the Aspen Farmers’ Market with our dog, China, picking up some  juicy organic peaches along the way. We could smell the sweet and smokey aroma of assorted green chills being roasted over flames and hear the sound of a young couple… 

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Robin

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My breath escaped me for a moment as I, like the rest of the world, learned three days ago that Robin Williams had passed away. Even this morning as I read the tributes and painful good-byes from those who knew him well, I was having a difficult time comprehending how such a bright light could… 

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Ten Years

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My eyes fluttered open at four o’clock in the morning and I found myself waking to the awareness of the brevity of life, my mortality and the mystery of it all. A slightly uncomfortable feeling washed over me, a sadness. It was then that I remembered that it was the ten-year anniversary of my mother’s… 

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Acoustic Eels, Glass Baubles and Stephenie’s Blueberry Peach Cobbler

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I awkwardly twirled and swayed, feeling every bit of my fifty-three years. Pretty people, mostly in their twenties and thirties, rocked about me shouting and whistling, urging the guitarist, my husband, on with his riff of fingers moving fast and furious across the frets with an occasional wail when he would slide his hand up… 

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Four Cheese Tortelloni with English Peas, Roasted Beets & Baby Broccoli

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Nobody has ever accused me of holding back when it comes to eating. Obviously, I love food. What I don’t like is when things become too complicated, in life or food. Complex is good, unique is interesting, complicated in usually unnecessary. As it is, life throws stuff at us when we least expect it so… 

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The Veggie Cuban Sandwich

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We were out to dinner a couple of nights ago with some serious foodie friends – one of them being an accomplish food writer of many years, and the conversation made its way around to movies we had recently seen. One film in particular had us all gabbing, Chef. Have you seen this gem of… 

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Finding My Center

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I wonder sometimes why people feel they need to travel to the ends of the earth to “find” themselves or their spiritual center. Why do they believe an ashram in India to be more enlightening than their backyard or kitchen window? I’m not judging, because I believe we all have different paths to wander, but… 

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Mango & Fennel Citrus Salad

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With so much rain this spring, it is a verdant paradise in Boulder right now. The mountains are as green as could be and the wild flowers are in full bloom with snow-covered peaks still in the background. It is a time of year that I love. Working in the garden pulling weeds and picking up… 

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Pavlova with Fresh Berries

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Because we were so close, we thought it would be silly not to make our way over the mountains to Costa del Sol where it was a sunny seventy degrees and then over to Gibraltar. Leaving the warm sunny weather on the Spanish side of the border for the cold, cloudy and blustery chill on… 

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Andalusia & The White Hill Villages

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From Seville we rented a car and drove through the Andalusian Mountains, visiting a couple of the White Hill Villages where most of the town is painted, you guessed it, white. The color of the green grass covering the rolling mountains was almost unreal looking, as was the azure blue sky; everywhere we looked we… 

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The Beauty of Barcelona & Seville

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One of the first things I noticed upon arriving  in Barcelona, the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia, was the contrast between the medieval, contemporary and Catalan modernist architecture which is so striking in this city of fantastic and iconic buildings. From Roman ruins to Gaudi’s spectacular works and high-tech buildings, such as the Agbar Tower,… 

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