Oven Braised Chicken with Tomato and Olive Sauce

Happy Autumn Equinox! Mother Earth decided to bless us by sending our first real Fall day.  The temperature dropped from the upper 90s down to 72 and breezy in just a couple days.  The wind smelled wet and cold.  It blew strongest in the afternoon and the dust was so thick in places that visibility was… Continue reading Oven Braised Chicken with Tomato and Olive Sauce

Winter, Changes and a December Soup

Winter has touched the landscape with its icy fingers.  This morning I woke up to a crisp 25 degrees outside.  A thick layer of frost blanketed the ground.  The apple trees and grapevines have been bare for over a week, the ice in the bird baths is 1/2 inch thick in the mornings, and piles… Continue reading Winter, Changes and a December Soup

30 Days of Renewal – Day 6 – Oven Baked Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

I tried to get this posted yesterday, but Tom’s boss was coming to visit so I was a bit busy getting ready. Tom has an incredible metabolism. He is one of those guys who needs to eat 3000 calories a day just to maintain his body weight.  If I don’t keep the house stocked with… Continue reading 30 Days of Renewal – Day 6 – Oven Baked Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

Venison Stew and Cooking with a Baby

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Ours was smaller then normal, but wonderful anyway.  We had all our favorite dishes and Gavin even napped for a record 4 hours while I cooked during the afternoon.  Definitely something to be thankful for! These days if you looked in my window you would most likely see… Continue reading Venison Stew and Cooking with a Baby

Favorite Food Photos From April and Early May

I schedule time to practice food photography several times a week.  On many days I drop my daughter off at school and head straight home to take advantage of the early morning light flooding my kitchen and living room.  I end up taking so many food related photos that don’t ever make it onto my… Continue reading Favorite Food Photos From April and Early May