Photo: First Autumn sunset in Idyllwild this year. Also, a bird in flight. I get now why people have second homes. Especially in beautiful places. About once a year, I pack up the whole family (this year, it’s the husband, children, and dogs), and go someplace quiet for an entire week. And I pack an […]
And then all of a sudden, I see things differently. Not clearly. Just differently. Since making this announcement, I’m not just thinking about what tastes good anymore. I have to think about what looks good. What smells good. And then it has to be priced good, so I can make a profit. Does it fit […]
I like potatoes. I like leeks. And I like potato and leek soup. But most of the time, I’m not a fan of the signature beige hue. Know what I’m talkin’ about?
Springtime is lovely for an 8-hour road trip to the Sonoma Wine Country. Pulling into Sonoma Square late in the day, our road-exhausted selves were starving, thirsty… and miffed because we couldn’t find parking. (Thanks, Sonoma Film Festival.) So when we finally got out of the car, we ducked into the first restaurant we saw: […]
To assist with our 21-day meat-free and alcohol-free detox, we recently wandered through the local library to look for meal ideas. A few magazines and an armload of cookbooks later, we spied a vegetarian leek and celery root soup from the 2007 Fine Cooking Annual Cookbook. We were first introduced to celery root soup during […]
We must have pissed off the rain Gods: Saturday morning rain – outside the kitchen window… …and outside the front door. It was bad enough to cancel my long-planned bicycle ride down the Santa Ana River Trail, but not bad enough to detour through the Saturday Farmers’ Market in Irvine. My […]