Wednesday, April 29, 2015


A lovely walk around my neighborhood, putting my nose in the peppery iris, the sweet apple, and my favorite -- lilacs!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Michael's Birthday in Denver

We started the day in Denver at the delicious and beautiful Domo! We got the teriyaki and ramen - superb.

We also stopped by the Denver Art Museum, and viewed a great show of Joan Mirรณ's work, along with some of my favorite contemporary pieces.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Pesto Pasta

Michael made this beautiful pasta - hand rolled and cut.
It was light yet meaty delicious!

I made a different version of pesto than usual:
- roasted walnuts
- threw in a handful of basil (all I had left)
- supplemented with kale
- loads of garlic (I could have used more!)
- olive oil and salt...

I use a mini food processor to puree this together.
Mix pesto in pasta in pan of olive oil to integrate.

Buon appetito!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cat | Bread


Michael's amazing bread stuffed with olive oil roasted garlic

Thursday, April 2, 2015


"If you can keep your head when all about you
   Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you.
   But make allowance for their doubting too;...

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
   And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:...

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
   And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
   And never breathe a word about your loss; ..."
read Rudyard Kipling's full poem here