Alfresco – adjective or adverb: Dining in the open air.
Camping and backpacking season is upon us and I couldn’t be happier to announce that this year I will be offering truly down to earth gourmet backcountry meals that are lightweight,..
Creme brulee may be old fashioned, but it’s a classic, a personal favorite, and a versatile flavor canvas. Don’t be intimidated by making creme brulee at home, it’s a straight forward process and is the ultimate reward.
The traditional method..
This is one of my favorite and most popular winter recipes, which actually works quite well all year round. This Za’atar and Lemon Roasted Chicken features the beloved spiced blend, za’atar (or zhatar) that is well known in Middle Eastern cuisine...
I have always been more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker. There is something so comforting in a steaming cup of tea, each mug containing the elixir of your needs. Whether it be brewed for a pick-me-up, a calming relaxer, a nourishing..
In one of my all-time favorite books, Jitterbug Perfume, the brilliant author Tom Robbins gives excellent advice when he writes, “Breathe properly. Stay curious. And eat your beets.” Beets play a huge role in Jitterbug Perfume, which is why this..
As long as I have lived in Denver (my entire 29 years) I have always been more than happy to drive across town to Little Saigon on the west side to feed my frequent pho (pronounced FUH not FOE) craving. A year ago, we moved to this part of town..
A week before the Autumn Equinox, Colorado’s front range saw its first snowflakes. Seemingly too soon to be protecting our gardens from frost, I took the weatherman’s advice and harvested the last of my garden, which has already slowed down quite..
Whether you find yourself with an abundance of late summer tomatoes bursting from your garden, or you are tempted by the gorgeous varieties at the market – you may find yourself wondering how to make the most of them. Sliced tomatoes with salt,..
It is mid-August in Colorado and I am up to my ears in homegrown sweet corn. This is my first garden and it has been an incredible experience watching our seeds sprout, grow, and become harvest-able treasures. Among our over-ambitious front yard..
Figs. Throughout my website and on my logo you may notice the recurring symbol of a fig leaf. Fresh figs have always been a favorite fruit of mine, and I have even gone as far as to jokingly call them my “spirit fruit.”
Spending the summer of 2008..