Tribute to the Queen of All Daring Bakers, Lis.

The past two days, I’ve spent quite a bit of time remembering much of what I enjoyed most about blogging — the community, the camaraderie....more

Four Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake

When each of my three sons’ birthdays rolls around, I ask what type of birthday cake they’d like even though I know what the answer will be without fail. Chocolate....more

Remembering More of Paris

I started this piece a couple of weeks ago, and so I’ve recovered a bit more from vacation lag, but only slightly....more

Rosé Sangria with Summer Stone Fruit

I’ve been jonesin’ for Rosé since returning from Paris and I’m no wine expert, but I could be with the variety I’ve enjoyed over the years....more

Pierre Hermé’s Traveling “Tango”

I thought I’d take a break from posting photos of our trip to Paris to give those who would rather look at food a break. ...more

Paris: The City of Light by Night

Paris takes on a special quality at night....more

Paris Perspective: Montmartre

I sift through the photos of our recent trip realizing what I often do....more

To Paris via London Heathrow: An Epic Tale

Our recent trip to Europe has come and gone, and taking longer than I expected to recover from jet lag, I had time to do what I always do after we get home from a long trip:  edit photos.  It’s something I enjoy quite a bit, believing that it helps form strong memories of places [...] ...more

San Diego Patio Garden Makeover

 Welcome to our patio garden! ...more

Green Salad with Blueberries, Apples & Mustard Chive Vinaigrette

I should call this the Monet salad.  I’m teasing, of course, but whenever I see varying tones of green and purple with touches of blue, I think of French Impressionist Claude Monet’s most famous and recognizable series of paintings — Waterlilies ....more