Review: “Julie & Julia”


A plan for all seasons


Cornbread Muffins




NYT: “A ‘Whey’ with Words”


It's Complicated: A Movie Garden Review

Rhonda Fleming Hayes The six of us sat around the table eating post-Christmas pasta discussing the movie we had just seen; who we wanted to end up with Meryl's character and what she should do with her life, and then my husband reminded us back to reality, "It's a movie". Yeah it's movie, but when you plop down in that plush seat there's an agreement; you will suspend disbelief for two hours or so, long enough at least to be told a story. And if it's good, the disbelief doesn't end at the door. ...more

Monday Dose of Market: Pumpkin Pie Results and More from the Denver Indoor Farmers' Market

I didn’t do much shopping this week as we were so well fed by our Denver friends who graciously shared their holiday with us.  The real pumpkin pie got a thumbs up.  One comment was “that’s the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever had.”  Though when I made an apple pie at Thanksgiving and reminded my Dad that yes, he had had this pie before, and don’t worry he told me it was the best apple pie he’d ever had.  He asked, “was it really that good, or was I just saying that?” ...more

Vegetable Dessert: Real Pumpkin Pie

First things first.  Do not try and make a pumpkin pie with a Halloween pumpkin.  Halloween pumpkins are bred specifically for carving – thick skin, hollow inside.  Taste and consistency were not factors in the development of these varieties.  Since it’s December, there’s probably little chance you would try this….but I thought  I’d warn you just in case....more

Monday Dose of Market: Finally, I am a Farmer!

Lots of things made me smile at the Denver Indoor Farmers Market this weekend.  First were the tomatoes.  I’ve said goodbye to tomatoes several times over the last few weeks, thinking I’d seen my last fresh local tomato until next summer.  I never considered frozen tomatoes.  Berry Patch Farms picks ‘em when their the ripest and pops ‘em in the freezer. Brilliant. ...more