Channeling the Ancestors

Pumpkin pie isn’t just for Thanksgiving, you know. It’s good for any holiday. Even Valentine’s Day.


In the Mood

The other day I bought blueberries in order to have some healthy fresh fruit for dessert. You know, with the holidays coming...


Par for the (Nine) Courses

Soon after we moved to Tucson, we were invited to a birthday party for a small child… she was turning two years old. She was born into a very traditional Chinese family and, from what we understood, a child’s second birthday is very significant.


Heard it From a Friend...

… who heard it from Food52 in her weekly recipe newsfeed. (Apologies to REO Speedwagon.)



Making Friends

When we travel, we like to make friends. Sometimes, they are friends for the week; sometimes they become friends for life.


Recipes and Remembrance

The scent of a certain flower can unexpectedly transport us to the past, or remind us of loved ones, or special times. The taste of foods, or even the mention of their names, has much the same power. Every time I get out the recipe that follows, I can't help but think of my parents and how much I miss them. Mom has been gone almost 30 years, and Dad almost 20.