• Catalan Romesco Sauce on Fresh Spaghetti
  • European Cinnamon, Honey & Raisin Bread
  • Heirloom Tomato Caprese Toasts
  • Summertime ~ Roasted Beet & Fig Salad with Stilton
  • Lemon, Blueberry & Ricotta Pancakes
  • The Catty Customer and My Dreamy Eggplant Parmesan
  • Sixteen Boo-Boos and a Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Harvest Crisp and a Midsummer Road Trip
  • Sweet Potato Shreds and Eggs
  • Rustic Strawberry – Rhubarb Galette
  • Kitchen Therapy ~ Sonoran Orange & Ginger Tart
  • The Privilege of Parenthood and Omelets
  • California Salad ~ Romaine, Kale, Almonds, Green Raisins, Avocado with a Lemon Honey Vinaigrette
  • Entering the Year of Grace 2015

Rum Raisin Banana Bread


When I first opened my shop on Fishers Island, I spent many hours in the kitchen trying to come up with really unique recipes, but what I found people were most drawn to were the simple standards; lasagna, great grinders (a sub like sandwich), lobster rolls, the simple and delicious pies and cookies that my… 

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Curried Quinoa Stuffing


Today I was quiet, recovering from an insanely busy few weeks that culminated with a meaningful, fun and gorgeous gala to benefit an organization that rescues women and children from the sex trafficking trade. It was a lot of work, but to see it all come together with new and longtime friends gathering in festive… 

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Mexican Style Stuffed Poblanos


I often joke with friends about what a pain it can be to entertain in Boulder. It seems everybody has some dietary need or preference. While I realize that allergies and food sensitivities are a very real thing that can be life threatening, in Boulder, it is a bit trendy to ascribe to the diet… 

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Giving Gatherings ~ Honey & Plum Rice Pudding

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I can feel it – it is definitely coming… a little too soon for me. I saw a school bus driving up the mountain to drop off excited and exhausted children returning from their first day of the school year and the light over the mountains and through the trees is changing ever so slightly. I… 

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Catalan Romesco Sauce on Fresh Spaghetti


One of the things I love about travelling is trying new types of food and experiencing local flavors. Being a vegetarian as I am, some destinations pose a bit more of a challenge than others as far as finding non-meat dishes. In Spain they serve a lot of meat, especially jamón, a type of cured… 

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European Cinnamon, Honey & Raisin Bread


I stood on a stool at the kitchen counter inside her English Tudor style home in Brentwood, California. She looked like Catherine Deneuve, ultra feminine with a translucent English complexion, vivid blue eyes with a petite and perfect figure. Even as a child, I could see that she was incredibly sensual in the way that… 

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Heirloom Tomato Caprese Toasts


I love summer get-togethers and entertaining at home but I also enjoy being a guest at someone else’s fete. We get invited to a number of small potluck style gatherings, which is such a great way to have a casual party without having the stress of making all of the food yourself, or the expense…. 

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Summertime ~ Roasted Beet & Fig Salad with Stilton

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The laziness washes over me after weeks, maybe months, of intense social happenings and work obligations. There is a quiet now. People are taking vacations deeper into the mountains and to far-away places so the neighborhoods are hushed and still. The afternoon heat makes a siesta in the hammock so appealing that I grab a… 

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Lemon, Blueberry & Ricotta Pancakes


My insomnia won last night, and sleep evaded me once again. I found myself lying in bed staring up at the octagonal window at the peak of our bedroom, watching the tree branches sway, ever-so-slightly in the light morning breeze as the sun slowly rose. It was the sound of our cat barfing, or coughing… 

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The Catty Customer and My Dreamy Eggplant Parmesan


Many years ago, there was a woman who stopped by my shop on Fishers Island to tell me that she had a dream about my eggplant parmesan that was akin to a sex fantasy. I had to laugh but she was taking the situation very seriously. She wanted to know what was in the sauce… 

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Sixteen Boo-Boos and a Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate chip cookies

I was walking towards the end of the dock when she ran up behind me and said with great pride, “I have sixteen boo-boos on my legs” and then the six-year-old or so, jumped off the dock, water-wings and all. I was a sissy and lowered myself down the ladder – glacier fed lakes are… 

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