• 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
  • The Modern Waldorf Salad
  • Olive Oil and Salt Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Beets
  • Stephenie’s Blueberry Peach Cobbler
  • Four Cheese Tortelloni with English Peas, Roasted Beets & Baby Broccoli
  • The Veggie Cuban Sandwich
  • Pavlova with Fresh Berries

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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Harvest Crisp and a Midsummer Road Trip


The second bicycle was tightly strapped onto the rack on the back of the car and our ever loyal companion, China, not the spry pup she once was, was gently lifted into the back of our SUV. One last run through our house to make sure plants were watered and doors and windows were locked,… 

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Sweet Potato Shreds and Eggs


My husband is so often subjected to listening to my long-time friends and me yap on and on about the good old days so it was a very special night to have two of his high school buddies in town and at our house for dinner. It was fun to watch these great guys recalling… 

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Baked Hummus with Black Olives and Toasted Pita Wedges


It’s beginning to feel a little like the northwest here in Colorado – cold, grey and damp. I’m sure I’ll be complaining soon enough because it’s too hot, but for now, I’m trying to stay warm with a snack of baked hummus and toasted pita bread in front of the fireplace. The truth is, the… 

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Rustic Strawberry – Rhubarb Galette


April began with visits from our sons, one coming from the east and one from the west, to share Easter with us. It was a casual holiday with lovely warm weather, family get-togethers, skiing and lots of laughs. But, once again Mother Nature lulled us into a false sense of spring by enticing us with temperatures… 

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Kitchen Therapy ~ Sonoran Orange & Ginger Tart


The first day of Spring is right around the corner, and I couldn’t be more excited! The sun is shining, the snow melting and the mountain grasses are turning green again. In Colorado, winter is mostly colored in muted tones highlighted by the white of snow, but spring brings the renewal of life and the… 

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The Privilege of Parenthood and Omelets


It’s hard to imagine myself being a more proud mother. Last night my son missed his flight connection while trying to get to San Francisco from New York. The snow in New York had him delayed for hours, so when he arrived in Denver in the middle of the night, his connecting flight was long… 

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California Salad ~ Romaine, Kale, Almonds, Green Raisins, Avocado with a Lemon Honey Vinaigrette


I needed to find a little slice of beach, some warm sand to dig my toes into and crashing waves at sunset. I wanted to trade in my ski gear for a cute bikini, one-piece and a soft towel to lay my head on. I love my Rocky Mountains and their majestic beauty, but I… 

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