6.24.2017

When Hummus Isn't Hummus

I made this appetizer recently to bring to a dinner party. I described it as a "roasted chickpea spread," and the hostess replied, "Oh, you're bringing hummus." No, I said, this is not hummus.

6.17.2017

It's a Grind

Recently, I was lucky enough to win a beautiful German-made KoMo Classic Grain Mill from Pleasant Hill Grain through a giveaway contest on my friend Christina's blog, Christina's Cucina. Her blog is fantastic, especially if you want either authentic Italian or Scottish recipes - as she is both!

6.10.2017

Out on the Streets

The weekly market in Siena.
To me, a city's street food is the soul of its culture. It's honest, authentic, and traditional.

6.03.2017

Year-Round Comfort

Several years ago I posted one of my favorite recipes for a Baked Cabbage Soup; it is an addictive combination of pancetta, bread, cabbage, and cheese.

5.27.2017

Tacos, Hold the Truck

We walked leisurely through the Tucson Botanical Gardens today with our friend Alex; she is visiting from New York.

5.20.2017

Cherry, Baby!

Cherry Baby, I’m gonna make-a-you mi-yi-yine.

5.13.2017

Sharing

Sitting around the table sharing a good meal is just plain fun.