Most home cooks have an aging jar of sage tucked away in the spice cabinet. It gets pulled out at Thanksgiving for stuffing,  and then relegated to the back of the cabinet once again. Don’t leave your sage lonely in there … Continue reading

it’s almost herb season

  Ahh, today was sunny and warm, and got me thinking about planting my herb garden. Of course, it’s still too early to plant — the best advice I have ever gotten about herbs is to wait until the night … Continue reading

a bit o’ Irish!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and I wanted a new dessert to celebrate the wearing’ o’ the green. I muddled around green, and Irish, decided to go with Irish … whisky! Everyone likes ice cream, yes, indeed … Continue reading

chocolate raspberry truffle torte

For my Valentine, I want a decadent dessert, preferably dark chocolate or raspberry. This is my FAVORITE! Enjoy! chocolate raspberry truffle torte Butter for the pan 1 cup butter 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

what to eat when you’re in hawaii

I’m vacationing in Hawaii, but still feel the need to relax and cook a mouth-watering, sumptuous meal, with local ingredients and little fuss. The fresh ahi here is like none other I have ever tried, sooooo very fresh, melt in … Continue reading

insalata caprese al inverno

Ah, the weather got you down? We have seen bit of sun lately, but it’s COLD! I like to make this salad in the dead of winter, because I like to cook seasonally, and because it cheers up my tastebuds! … Continue reading

lime gelato floats

We recently hosted a fabulous winemaker’s dinner with Juergen Grieb, winemaker and owner of  Treveri Cellars in Wapato. His wines are magical, easily paired with food, and a great addition to the holiday season. The lime gelato recipe is mine … Continue reading