OK so every now and then when I don’t become unfocused, cut corners, lose stamina, get distracted by demanding grade schoolers, persistent email, Houzz, Etsy or any one of 10,000 other issues of varying degrees of urgency tugging for my attention, my ambitious projects actually come together. Like the time I built a totally functional … More Adventures of a Fledgling Baker – Part 2
For some reason I am extra loving couscous this summer… Couscous is traditionally a North African product made from crushed durum or semolina wheat, rolled into pellets by hand and steamed in a special steamer called a couscoussiere. I once had the unforgettable experience of watching the eminent Paula Wolfert hand roll couscous in the … More Considering Couscous
This summer instead of breaking out our passports and brushing up on our garbled Spangitalian, we decided that the most exotic destination for our 8 and 9 year olds would be…drumroll – New York City! I am a former but not fully recovered New Yorker, and was pining for a long overdue fix of the … More To Market: New York City
Ahh wine country in the summer. Not a bad spot to escape from the rat race for a few days, and for me it’s especially nice that I don’t even have to get on a plane! Here are a few of our regular stops around here: * Wine tasting of course is the main … More Unwinding upvalley (Napa that is)
We zip through Napa Valley, sunroof wide open, as the highway narrows to a smooth two lanes, bypassing the toniest wineries, the Oakwood grocery, the subtle turnoff to Yountville (hi French Laundry!), wave to the passing wine train!, slow to a crawl through sweet fancy St. Helena, then off again past the imposing CIA at Greystone … More Hello Calistoga!
Hi – Welcome to my new blog! I am a lifelong lover of food, travel, cooking, culture, art and adventure, and I figured it’s finally time to document and share some of the many things that entertain and inspire me at home and on the road. Please enjoy and I hope you will share … More Welcome!