In Between

Smashed, not creamed, fruit sprinkled with goodness made with love for budding physiques and minds. Chips for dipping, then munching—a light, yet hearty snack for in between games.Just three this weekend, half of last weekend’s whirlwind of an adventure. Snugly … Continue reading

Giveaway+ You Put Something in Your Mouth

and your ears open.” This was uttered by a local man in an eatery in South Africa. I did not have the pleasure of sitting with him, but Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s Parts Unknown, was present. There’s a thought … Continue reading

Tutus, tiaras and tinted toe nails

“Are you a smart cookie?” I hear middle bear ask baby bear. I turned to witness her nodding head implying “Why yes, I am!” She certainly is a sharp one and knows how to beat the heat. While most of … Continue reading

Put An Egg On It

It was the humble thing to do.Adding a minimal protein to a morning porridge with some sautéed greens or over a few spears of asparagus sprinkled with cheese that melted instantly under the blanket the fried egg provided.It frequently adorned … Continue reading

Prep Kitchen

How fortunate baby bear is to have such endearing older brothers that coddle her. They are eager to show her the ropes and our chef-in-the-making is always devising new recipes for his little bear. He couldn’t wait until she tried … Continue reading

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Tucked in drawers and cupboards, I have an arsenal of powders, seeds and other garnishes and condiments in my nest that intensify the flavors of food, adding an element of surprise to our palettes. While the avocado holds an esteemed … Continue reading

Everything Changes

when you’re celebrating your birthday in the single digits yet everything remains the same. The day is celebrated with a close-knit group that corral around you and the flickering candles on the decorative cake of your present whim. The party … Continue reading

Thank You Easter Bunny…

for family, friends, fine food    and…  fun!

A Mediterranean Affair

One of my duties in the nest is to provide adequate sustenance to all my little fledglings. Lately we have been a little more health conscious to maintain our weight for wrestling championships. While I abhor the idea of cutting … Continue reading

These Hands

What will they be cable of…these tiny fingers just a few days old, without a manicure yet so perfect! Will they swing in opposition with her gentle steps along the unceasing motion of the ocean? Will they trace doodles in … Continue reading