This easy herbed rainbow carrots dish (organic, of course) was a big hit with company the other night. It's so simple! Rainbow carrots are bit more earthy-tasting and they make such a pretty presentation. This is one of those easy recipes where you really just eyeball how much seasoning you use, . . .
I'd moved to the San Francisco Bay area just the year before when a guy I'd met took me out on the town. It was a cold, wintry night in San Francisco, so we stopped in late at the Buena Vista to warm up with an Irish coffee. Maybe you didn't know that Irish coffee was invented in San Francisco at . . .
I've tasted a chocolate chip cookie or two in my time--they're my all-time favorite cookie, but only home made. No question that Toll-House has a very good chocolate chip cookie recipe and I thought it was the best chocolate chip recipe ever. That is, until sister-in-love brought us some Neiman . . .
These days very few of us are interested in spending hours in the kitchen preparing the kind of healthful food we should be eating. A delicious, one-dish meal is appreciated at our house: easy to prepare and fewer dishes to wash after dinner. Here is a super easy one-dish, vegetarian meal that is . . .
If you're looking for an easy dessert that tastes delicious and looks beautiful, I've got one for you: Poached Pears in Wine. It couldn't be easier. A little discussion, first. You can poach a pear in red wine or white wine. I like to use a sweeter wine--either a white moscato or, if red, a late . . .
My first experience with chard was about 15 years ago, when someone cooked it for me with marsala wine. I can't remember that chard recipe, but I fell in love with the green, leafy gem. It comes in our organic box when I specify it, and I do specify it often because I like to make it AND it's good . . .
Sometimes, the most simple summer salad is the most delicious dish in the world. That was the case the other day, when I got a whole heap of fresh green beans in our weekly organic box, along with more delicious tomatoes. The best of summer goodness. And there's plenty of THAT in our box each . . .
I have no idea why we eat pork roast so often. Ok, I do know. Because it's so easy to fix and also because today's pork, "the other white meat" is pretty lean. Hubby complains that by breeding all the fat out of it the meat is dryer than it should be and he may be right. But it sure is . . .
Imagine a small group of writers and bloggers walking in the crisp and spicy air of a Santa Fe, New Mexico fall day. We've just spent some "classroom" time talking about writing -- YOUR writing-- and are now breathing in the creativity and inspiration that permeates this Southwestern mecca. For . . .
We've had a bit of a heat wave in northern California this summer, and if it's one thing I don't like, it's heat or humidity. So here are a few tricks I use to keep cool in the summer. Air conditioning is one thing, and yes, we have it, but when it kicks off at the desired temperature, the air is . . .