Monthly Archives: January 2009

Pasta Pasta!

This past fall I turned in the manuscript for a cookbook on pasta. Kind of funny for a girl who grew up eating only ‘noodles’, never pasta. I guess that week I spent in Italy turned this noodle girl into … Continue reading

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Family Dinner

I roasted and peeled four Poblanos today and for the first time ever, they left my hands on fire! Excuse my typing… Is there really anything more important than family dinner? When you were a kid, didn’t you sit down … Continue reading

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Fish in Parchment…It’s what’s for dinner.

The French call it ‘en papillote’. I call it an easy dinner. Years ago I was asked to teach a cooking class to a group of women in Marin. I showed up thinking it was a hands on class but, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

(it’s a “double post day”…if you’re reading this one first, you’ll notice the ‘coffee’ post below from earlier this morning. enjoy!). Speaking of coffee, I was having it with a friend yesterday and we had a long conversation about making … Continue reading

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Ahhhh….coffee

I got up at the crack of dawn, actually before, on Monday. I don’t know if it was the ‘back to school’ jitters or just going to bed too damn early. This is a rare occasion. I usually wake up … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner

Last year I promised to post weekly recipes on the blog for quick and easy dinners. I was miserable at it. I hope to be better this year but, don’t think I can promise one a week. Maybe monthly? This … Continue reading

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A New Year of Cooking

Every food section and magazine has published their predictions for food trends in 2009. I am making my own list. Things I’d like to do more and less of in the year to come when it comes to food. I’d … Continue reading

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