A Seasonal Starter

In our house, salad generally comes after the main course.


Looking Back

When the north wind blows, and the early spring rains come, I am glad to stay inside and daydream - about future adventures and those in the past. Even now, when it is warm and sunny, I love reminiscing about our travels.


Game Night

As regular readers, you know that I enjoy making traditional dishes, whether they be Italian, French, Indian, Moroccan, or - honestly - from anywhere. I thrive on the diversity of our planets cultures, and how food plays a part in our lives.


Eating Rome {A Cookbook Review + Recipe)

I have been following Elizabeth Minchilli's blog for quite awhile now. It's always the perfect site to visit when I want a virtual moment in Rome.


Hazelnut Chocolate Heaven - or - A Torta Grows Up

This is a recipe that I have been tinkering with for a while now, and I am pretty happy with how it has come out. Happy enough to share it!



Before moving to Tucson, we didn't know much about tequila. All we knew were the here-say of "shots" and bad margaritas. That was in New England, home to bogus Mexican restaurants, where frijoles in any form meant nothing but New England Baked Beans!


The Shell Game

I love baked oyster dishes. Kilpatrick. New Orleans-style. Florentine. Gratinées. Rockefeller.