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,”

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

Sweet Little Somethings

 Roses are red, violets are blue, we wish winter would rest his weary head so that we may wake to the oh-so-sweet morning dew. This winter-wonderland is where our favorite rosy-cheek friend resides. (Oh, how we love that jolly ‘ole … Continue reading

Beginning Again Right Where I Am

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…naked toes sink into the sun-warmed sand, whilst the water trickles over and between before it retracts again. Just with each rolling wave, the ocean starts a fresh new breath, so do I breathe like the ocean, so do I … Continue reading

It doesn’t have to be perfect to feel like a celebration.

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Make it casual, make it small, make it last minute—it really doesn’t matter, what counts is that you create with fresh food and fondness. Whipping up a menu for a much-anticipated chef’s party commences early morning by tasting all the … Continue reading

Ready or Not…

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…Here Comes June. Happy first of the month! Not just any month… it’s the long -awaited- here-at-last-start-of-the-summer month! And even though pomegranates in this hemisphere are not quite ripe until the end of the summer their fiery red flowers are … Continue reading

A Splash of Local Color

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The one thing I did carve time out for the morning after (The Move) was a trip to the local farmer’s market. Even though turning on the stove-top would have presented a fire hazard, a desperate need to add freshness … Continue reading

Oh Won’t You Stay Just a Little Bit Longer

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I cannot get enough of that sweet sunshine and soon it will be time for her to retire way before bedtime. Even though she adores us with her brilliant rays most days of the year here in the American Riviera, … Continue reading