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Lemon-Cherry Ricotta Cake

It felt good waking up with the sun this morning, pulling my hair up into a ponytail, skipping the make-up, throwing on sweats and a tee-shirt, knowing that I didn’t have to leave our little birdhouse today. As I stood for a minute sipping coffee at the kitchen sink,...
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Thai Green Curry

On a private beach in Thailand, a green curry simmered in a pot over an open fire. It was served as part of an incredible lunch spread on an epic day of boating through the Ao Phang Nga National Park. It was served over rice but I decided to try it with Udon noodles...
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Eggplant Romesco

As I walk through the farmers’ market, still a little foggy and not quite awake, the beauty of the flowers, fruits and vegetables, the crisp fresh air and the smell of the food trucks preparing an array of dishes, rouses my senses. I find the displays of vivid colors...
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Climbing Mountains and Slaying Dragons

One foot in front of the other we trekked our way up the narrow path where the Aspen trees rustled in the breeze creating a sound somewhere between water running down a stream and that of a joyful musical instrument. We hiked under this canopy of whispering leaves...
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Organic Blueberry Mini-Galette

We are on our way to a  fun trip in Las Vegas today. The flight is finally giving me a few minutes to sit down in one place and write a little. Busy is good, right? However, it is important to remember to mix some fun in with the hard work, so that's our plan for the...
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Provincial Tomato and Canellini Bean Bisque

Rustic and provincial dishes are very appealing to me. I enjoy the rough edges and textures. This tomato soup has all the right elements; smooth, with bits of chunky vegetables and cheese covered croutons to soak up some of the delicious bisque. I can imagine being...
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Flourless Chocolate Cake

This is a lovely and rich flourless chocolate cake that is a moist and dense dessert that can be dressed a number of ways depending on the occasion and personal preferences. It can be flavored with cinnamon, as I did here, or coffee to give it a mocha flavor, topped...
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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...
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Honey & Plum Rice Pudding

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...
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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...
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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 of me...
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Vichyssoise Corn Chowder

I am reposting this soup recipe for my friend Helen and her family who live in San Antonio. I originally wrote this while I was still spending most of my time at my home in Texas.  While Helen and her family were visiting us for a ski week, I made it for them and...
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