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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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...

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...

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...

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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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,...