September 9, 2015 · 7:47 am
I love to cook – especially in the fall as the days shorten and the air cools! Not here!!! We are still in the throes of a particularly hot Indian summer, as I long for the richer, weightier flavors of fall. Finding both figs and fresh Brussels sprouts in my refrigerator…thanks to my wonderful personal shopper…
halved, salted and peppered
served with RANA mushroom ravioli with a squeeze of lemon and a bit of filet mignon
a fabulous fall fix!!!
August 21, 2015 · 7:41 am
Summer’s waning days are always a challenge to me in the kitchen. Summer fare, like summer fashion has begun to run its course, to beg for something a bit more substantial, complex…
the answer: beans!
white beans, garlic, olive oil
plated and drizzled with more olive oil, salt and pepper
topped with oven-dried tomatoes
roasted corn cut from the cob
roasted green onions
surrounded by croutons
garnished with basil
served with grilled rack of pork
inspired by ‘How Sweet It Is’
August 6, 2015 · 7:28 am
Summer reading at Nona’s for my favorite little people!
July 20, 2015 · 7:41 am
Hot, humid here…with a chance of rain
French country bread, cucumber, basil, mayo, cracked pepper
a summer treat to keep you cool as a cucumber!!!
July 13, 2015 · 7:35 am
Who knew a nectarine was simply a variety of peach………..possibly domesticated in China over 4,000 years ago!?! Although bearing tiny fruit, our nectarine tree continues to ride out the drought. Searching for a way to use the small, but delicious fruit, I adapted a recipe found on the internet. An immediate hit, the pie has been on repeat now using amazing nectarines from Trader Joe’s.
July 10, 2015 · 7:46 am
not home-grown, but deliciously beautiful nonetheless!
June 22, 2015 · 7:37 am
Happy summer Monday morning!!!!!!!!!!
Wishing you each a lovely day!!!
Filed under Inspiration, Nature, Seasons, Travel
Tagged as lilies, Monday, peonies, Pike Place, Seattle, summer, sunflowers, sweet peas
March 26, 2015 · 7:44 am
For the last several seasons I have not planted annuals, choosing instead to work to keep my established perennials alive and as healthy as possible in the midst of drought. Now in this first week of spring, I am missing fresh blooms to bring into the house.
Always struggling to keep the creeping ficus on the garden wall under control; cutting lovely new shoots nuanced with color from spring-green to rust…rather than relegating them to compost, why not first bring them inside…
Adversity, at its best, can introduce us to new ways of looking at and appreciating our individual worlds.
March 23, 2015 · 7:28 am
Bringing a bit of spring inside…and playing with colored pencils…
March 2, 2015 · 11:13 am
HOPING FOR A RAIN DAY!
we have had March miracles in the past………………
and so it begins!