Kitchen Knives 101

TUESDAY Potato, Green Cabbage & Leek Soup with Lemon Crème Fraîche  |  Galway O.’s Irish Soda Bread I knew today was going to be busy.   We are beginning our preparations for next week’s horse show in Southern California…a 10-hour drive for us & the horses.  Both girls will be competing and the list of “stuff” Continue reading → «Kitchen Knives 101»


Herb Boxes for a Sunny Corner

Belvedere Island…where we live just North of San Francisco…like any small piece of real estate, has been built “up” rather than “out”.  The result is very little flat land with most of the homes situated on sloping properties.  Combine the terrain with a high population of deer and, well, you have a gardening challenge.  Even Continue reading → «Herb Boxes for a Sunny Corner»


Texas-Style Short-Rib Chili, Rosa Mexicano Guacamole & Limeade

FRIDAY Texas-Style, Short-Rib Chili with Beer  |  Rosa Mexicano Guacamole & Chips  |  Alice Waters’ Limeade   It is Friday, we made it…{this photo was taken by Maddie as she waited for Michael’s ferry to arrive this evening} Today was such a beautiful day here in the San Francisco Bay area!  Sunny and warm {temperatures Continue reading → «Texas-Style Short-Rib Chili, Rosa Mexicano Guacamole & Limeade»


Grilled Burgers with Special Sauce, Oven-Baked Onion Rings & Neapolitan Milks

FRIDAY Grilled Burgers with Special Sauce  |  Oven-Baked Onion Rings  |  Neapolitan Milks The first real week of the New Year is over…we made it.  It was a real week because Michael was back at work, children were back at school, activities resumed, reality resumed… After two night’s in a row of having fish for dinner, my carnivore Continue reading → «Grilled Burgers with Special Sauce, Oven-Baked Onion Rings & Neapolitan Milks»


“Brooklyn Bridge” Sandwiches & Michael is Home!

TUESDAY “Brooklyn Bridge” {Pastrami & Swiss Cheese with Coleslaw} Sandwiches  |  Russian Dressing  |  Homemade Oven-Baked Potato Chips  |  Pickles When I was an “upper” undergrad at Syracuse University, I waitressed & bartended at an Irish Pub on campus…Faegan’s.  If you worked a double shift you got a meal {and a beer} on the house. Continue reading → «“Brooklyn Bridge” Sandwiches & Michael is Home!»