• 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
  • Andalusia & The White Hill Villages
  • The Beauty of Barcelona & Seville
  • Organic Apple & Cranberry Galette
  • Fresh Intention for the New Year
  • Meditation in Snow and Silence
  • Norwegian Gløgg
  • Organic Kale & Apple Chopped Salad

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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Navajo Tacos ~ Santa Fe Style


Being such a prominent hub of Native American traditions, Catholicism and New Age practices, Santa Fe oozes mystery and ancient spirituality – it’s a melting pot of soulful and creative people, and wickedly spicy food. It is no surprise that there are fabulous shops, museums, art galleries and incredible restaurants throughout the town. When in… 

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Entering the Year of Grace 2015


Today the Christmas tree finally comes down as our last houseguest of the holiday season has left. Our home is quiet, but still, a faint echoing of our grown kids exists in the walls or maybe just in my heart. We had such fun with ski trips to Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek and Keystone, and… 

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Mediterranean Flatbread


I woke up to the pretty picture out my bedroom window of big snowflakes still dropping on trees already thickly frosted with days of snow. The quiet that goes along with it, a fire warming the room, a hot creamy latte brought to me in bed by my sweet husband, rounds out the perfect morning…. 

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The Modern Waldorf Salad


My favorite girl and I have just returned from a big road trip to Arizona to visit with family. China and I have done this many times over the years – the two of us hanging our heads out the windows with the wind blowing in our faces. Tooling our way down through Colorado on… 

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Vegan Burmese Kao Soi


Just the other day we had snow which felt a little unwelcomed so early in the season but a couple of days later it was in the high eighties and I was feeling grateful, as were my plants that struggle as it is to flower and ripen fruit in this high mountain air and the… 

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Olive Oil and Salt Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Beets


The weather has been a bit funky here and I can’t figure out what to wear or eat because one minute it is eighty degrees and the next minute it is cold and rainy. Part of me is looking forward to the fall and all that comes with it, but there is the other part… 

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Vanilla Meringues with Fresh Peach & Raspberry Coulis


Yesterday I was inspired by the morning light that I saw peeking through our bedroom curtains with a hue of pink and yellow, similar to the honeysuckle in our yard.  I made my way down the stairs with our pup and kitty in tow. Outside on the deck, the wood was cold and damp on… 

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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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