Playing for an Audience

No one does it better than baby bear at least in our nest.She is our sweet muse as we gawk in amazement and laugh to no ends with her silly antics. She charms her brothers into almost anything and she … Continue reading

“Blue skies smilin’ at me

Nothing but blue skies, do I see Blue days all of them gone Nothin’ but blue skies from now on” I have been singing this to baby girl lately. It adds an element of playfulness and starts our day with … Continue reading

A Thyme to Celebrate

We are homing in on our finals weeks of fond farewells to a season and to our beloved teachers. We hail them with undying gratitude for carrying us forward and steering us to another summer where days are void of … Continue reading

In yesterday’s sunshine…

I was reminded of an indulgence I dreamt some time ago while under the spell of pungent citrus aromas lingering into nightfall. As the night skies surrender to the rays of the sun ever more each day this month, I … Continue reading

Por qué no?

“It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one’s present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.” LATIN PROVERBRecently we welcomed the arrival of not a … Continue reading

Shaking Up the Summer

Nothing tantalizes the palate like a summer pineapple oozing with juicy goodness. Sliced, muddled, chopped, blended, stirred or sinking your teeth directly into the soft, fleshy sweetness…this nectar of the gods never fails to disappoint. We’ve been blending it lately … Continue reading

Agua de Tamarindo

Temperatures have risen again so naturally the oven in my nest lacking air-conditioning remained off limits this weekend. Instead I tried making the refreshing but process ridden drink, agua de tamarindo. There was no alcohol involved although a tamarind margarita … Continue reading

“So far,”

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says my speculative son in response to the question posed by the head of the school on his first day of a new school. His formative response to the question, “Do you like your new teacher?” intrigued me to investigate … Continue reading

Coloring with Nature

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This year Yiayia’s Easter bread didn’t make it to our nest in its usual edible state. The package arrived a week in advance, however, we weren’t there to happily receive the goods. The day we were able to tear open … Continue reading

Winging it with the Good Stuff

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I like food that is naturally beautiful and that has a bit of history behind it. From the tender care of seeds, to sprouting seedlings and full maturity, from its harvest and directly into the kitchen with the clumps of … Continue reading