Strawberry Fields Forever

The other night at dinner with some friends, we were discussing the Beatles and we asked their incredibly articulate 15-year old daughter if she has ever heard a vinyl record playing on a record player.


Rags to Riches

It's Tuesday night. Dad's on a business trip. Mom has four energetic boys chomping at the bit for dinner. Out comes the canned tuna, a bag of noodles, a can of cream-of-something soup, and my worst nightmare - tuna noodle casserole.


My Culinary Coming of Age

When you're young, "You don't know what you don't know." That is a quote from my friend Jill, but it reminds me of my youth and, of course, food.


What to Bake? {a cookbook review}

Phaidon Press recently sent me a review copy of What to Bake & How to Bake It by Jane Hornby. The large, beautifully-illustrated book arrived a couple of weeks ago, giving me ample time get to know the book and try a few recipes.


The Lady in Red

Mark and I miss Susie every day. Actually, any-and-everyone who knew her misses her.


A New Sauce for My Salmon

We live in a small community of 103 homes in the foothills of Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains. The neighborhood is governed by a volunteer board comprised of neighbors.