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

This Week on Instagram

I love Instagram and Twitter.  I can’t say I’m as addicted as my husband who has accumulated over 5000 tweets in less than a month, but I do enjoy the exchange of information through Twitter.  I find links to great articles, photos, recipes and other foodie news on Twitter all the time.  If you ever… Continue reading This Week on Instagram

Red Lentil Dal – For When Your Sick

I really thought I wouldn’t get sick this early in the season, but when I started hearing rumors of a cold going around I began to get this sinking feeling that I was next.  I’m one of those people who gets sick if a contagious person even looks in my direction.  I take vitamins, drink… Continue reading Red Lentil Dal – For When Your Sick

Book Review – On A Stick! by Matt Armendariz

I came in from the mailbox carrying a large padded envelope. “Ohhhh, what did you get Mom!” My daughter runs into the room and takes a giant leap onto the couch. “I am hoping this is my new cookbook On A Stick! by a fellow blogger named Matt Armendariz. He wrote a cookbook all about… Continue reading Book Review – On A Stick! by Matt Armendariz

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

Back on Track Granola

I stepped onto the scale for a bi-weekly weigh in. Oh crap. Do my eyes deceive me? Is it true? I groan and step off. “Tom, somehow I gained ten pounds in the last few weeks!” Tom smiles and crosses the room to hug me from behind. We both look into the bathroom mirror. “You… Continue reading Back on Track Granola

Pull Apart Cinnamon Bread

This bread was incredible and gone in under 15 minutes. Recipe I used: Joy the Baker Other recipes like this one… Annie’s Eats La Mia Vita Shop Cook Make The Eclectic Girl Or new twists. Lemon Blueberry Pull Apart Bread from Le Petit Brioche Marbled Pull Apart with Orange Sugar from CaffeIna Lemon Scented Pull… Continue reading Pull Apart Cinnamon Bread

Meyer Lemon Curd

I can’t post today without first mentioning Japan & the earthquake.  I have lived 2 miles from the San Andreas Fault in California my entire life living with the fear of the “Big One”.  Japan’s devastation is so terrifying to me not only because it is too horrible to describe, but because it will one… Continue reading Meyer Lemon Curd