Trying To Stay Busy

Zola and Ajay are off on an adventure for the next two weeks. They left yesterday to spend some time with my parents in PA and I am missing them like crazy. Although, I know that they are having fun because this morning when I called I could barely keep Zola on the phone for more than two seconds and Ajay wouldn't even get on the phone. I heard him in the background "Tell her I love her, but I am busy right now."...more

Fava Greens and Fava Beans

Sometimes I feel so incredibly small. Swallowed by the sea of information I attempt to swim in each day. The internet does that to me sometimes. Makes me feel even tinier in scope of the big picture....more

Jeanine, you're like me when it comes to having many interests. I can't do everything I'd like ...more

old king cole (slaw)

Cabbage is affordable, widely available, good for you, and, oh did I say affordable? Raw cabbage is high in fiber, runs under 20 calories a cup, has a good amount of vitamin C, and is an excellent carrier for a variety of dressings. I've been enjoying this particular raw cabbage salad in a variety of permutations for the past few summers and my apologies for not sharing it sooner!Several years ago my friends in California took me to a Burmese restaurant for lunch.... ...more

Baking with Blueberries!

One 4 layer chocolate cake - doneOne pan of rasberry shortbread bars  - doneOne pan of chocolate chip shortbread bars - done2 dozen mini devil's food cupcakes - done so here comes my dilemma - what can I bake?...more

Let the Season Begin! Oven Roasted Tomato & Onion Pasta - Aroma Cucina

Aroma Cucina My lover and personal chef returns home, and she knows that the way to a man's heart is a big bowl of pasta. Here's a seasonal pasta dish that works its magic! ...more

Warm Mushroom Spinach Salad with Arugula Flowers and Chives

Recently, I wandered into one of my favorite local restaurants, Farmer's Table, to see what local produce they had in stock. Not only does Farmer's Table serve a  farm-to-table menu, but they also carry fresh local produce from their own farm as well as other local farms....more

Cooking with Mangoes: Crispy Chicken & Mango Salsa - Aroma Cucina

Aroma Cucina A medley of flavor and texture contrasts. Another fusion confusion inspiration.  This one's a keeper. ...more

Simple Strawberry Smoothies

How to make Simple Strawberry Smoothies, with the emphasis on SIMPLE....more