It's All About the Whites, No Yolk!

New Year's Day in London was perfect. It rained hard all day long, which is exactly what we wanted.


Resting on One's {Bay} Laurels

When we lived in Maine, we dreamed of growing several herbs that just weren't happy with our wintry climate. We did everything we could to coax rosemary and basil plants through the winter, so we could cook with them, or simply to brush our hands against a sprig and dream we were in Paradise… instead of our frigid, ice-coated ring of Dante's Inferno.


The 1970s, Revisited

Several weekends ago, we had a cold, rainy spell - the leftovers from a Pacific storm that swept California.


'Twas the Night Before Christmas...

I know it's February but this was the dinner I made on Christmas Eve in Paris. And it is good enough to share with you anytime - in fact, it would make a great dinner for Valentine’s Day.


The Gift of Food

By now, you know that I love nothing more than cooking a meal for my friends and family. Whenever we have guests coming over, I ask about dislikes, preferences, diet restrictions, and allergies.


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While I love a good clementine, sometimes a three-pound bag has just a few too many.


A Truffle is No Trifle!

Forty years ago, when I graduated from high school, truffles to me were fancy chocolates from posh downtown boutiques.