Desert Adapted

We adapted quickly to our desert home. We don't mind the heat (blush - we have air conditioning!), and we quickly came to the realization that it's the humidity we don't like.


Will Travel for Food

Today's recipe is another I created while we were traveling last summer up the west coast by train. Our time on the train alternated with staying for a few nights in each of several cities, so there was ample opportunity to cook for ourselves and friends. Today's creation is Shrimp Risottouffée, as it combines my love of both Italian and New Orleanian cuisines.


Family Jewels

A beautiful melon from Larry's Veggies!
Pickled watermelon rinds are said to be southern, which is funny because all the people I know who eat them are from the North.


Not Your Usual Birthday Cake

There was no frosting, not a single garish-colored rose.