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Cooking, for me, is more than food. It’s a celebration of people, stories, laughter, flavors and techniques from a collage of life’s excursions. For this reason, I wanted to compile some of My excursions with You, on a plate. Some of which I never had to leave home to capture.Before […]

COVID19 Survival, Lifestyle


Roots. We all have them, from somewhere. Ever since,, and lots of other companies took off, people from around the world began finding family they never knew they had. The stories are often exhilarating or sometimes, not. For whatever the reason curiosities are aroused to take a […]



DAD. Often times, it doesn’t invoke good feelings. Sorry. Sad, but true for many. But… Here’s the good news, WE CAN CHANGE THAT! If you were one of the lucky ones to have a fabulous, present, loving father that made you all the beautiful things you are now… the world […]

COVID19 Survival, Desserts


So… You want dessert. You have three eggs. Two people. Two very different ideas about dessert, let alone ‘picky person’ ingredient desires. What do you make? Eggs! Well, sort of. Julia Childs set a precedence for Americans to embrace French cooking. Everyone who adores French food knows there is lots of […]

Grow Your Own, Lifestyle


LAVENDER. What’s not to love about this intensely aromatic, versatile, and bee loving plant! Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined to be successful at growing this beautiful plant, but I tried my hand at it, well actually went overboard with twenty-four plants my first go-round, and all […]

Grow Your Own, Health


A word on garlic: When lockdown first began, like many of you, I freaked out at the thought of not being able to buy fresh produce. Garlic was a big one, for me. I like the natural juice and oils of fresh garlic in my food and not powdered garlic. […]

Lifestyle, Lunch


Where do you take your son for lunch when he is a killer chef, at the top of his game in his culinary career? Well, of course, you jump on a plane, leave the east coast and head for the west coast, rent a car, drive up the breathtaking Pacific […]

COVID19 Survival, Grow Your Own, Lifestyle


This week, I came un-done. Darkness seemed to prevail, not just because of #blackouttuesday but the reality that peaceful people are being used for evil deeds, equality among people appears farther than it ever has, our economy is being strangled, and a deadly virus is still just as deadly as […]

COVID19 Survival, Lifestyle


We all miss dining out. One day soon (we hope), we will dine out again, but until then we can still have our favorite restaurant food through curb-side-pickup, arrange a new dining experience at home and have the best of both worlds… well, almost! A patio, balcony, porch or garden […]