Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with a Creamy Sumac Sauce

MONDAY Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion & Cumin  |  Creamy Sumac Sauce   I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day!  I returned home yesterday after a wonderful retreat here.  Days filled with yoga, hiking, swimming, massage, reading…resting.  It is not until you stop…really stop…that you begin to realize how much “noise” Continue reading → «Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with a Creamy Sumac Sauce»


Grilled Lamb Burgers & Yogurt-Cilantro Sauce

FRIDAY Spiced Lamb Burgers on the Grill  |  Yogurt-Cilantro Sauce  |  Chilled Cucumber Chips   The heat, which descended upon the Bay area this week, finally began to subside yesterday evening as soft, cool breezes returned accompanied by a layer of fog pouring over the Golden Gate Bridge…just in time for the yacht club’s Friday Continue reading → «Grilled Lamb Burgers & Yogurt-Cilantro Sauce»


Dinner Out & Spring Shopping with a side of Key Lime Pie

THURSDAY Michael phoned me at lunch time this afternoon to let me know that he would be on the late ferry this evening & suggested that the kids and I meet him in town for dinner… Here comes Daddy… And a few minutes later… My dinner plate this evening…Baby Beet Salad with Greens, Goat Cheese, Continue reading → «Dinner Out & Spring Shopping with a side of Key Lime Pie»


March 24, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Herb-Butter Roast Chicken  |  Tuscan-Style Bread Salad  |  Braised Peas with Prosciutto, Pepper & Pecorino MONDAY Lemony Chicken & Orzo Soup  |  Toasted Pita Wedges  |  Ethereally-Smooth Hummus TUESDAY Best Burgers on the Grill  | Parfaits made with Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Custard & Olive Oil Maple Granola WEDNESDAY Chili Californio {Slow Cooker} THURSDAY Continue reading → «March 24, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»


Winter Tomato Soup & Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyere Cheese

FRIDAY Winter Tomato Soup {Slow-Cooker}  |  Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyère Cheese This tomato soup is one of our family’s favorites.  It cooks in the slow-cooker which makes it a favorite of mine.  The vermouth adds such a wonderful flavor and don’t be stingy with the dried tarragon.  Using a hand-held immersion blender, once the soup Continue reading → «Winter Tomato Soup & Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyere Cheese»


Sunday Morning in SF & Dinner From “Food & Wine”, March 2013

This week I received {through the magic of the Internet} my March 2013 issue of Food & Wine magazine.  I poured over it’s pages {on my iPad…oh my, every dish looked like it could have been eaten with a fork right from the page}.  Upon my first pass of the issue, I knew this Asian Continue reading → «Sunday Morning in SF & Dinner From “Food & Wine”, March 2013»


Baseball & Figs…

Today was Max’s last baseball game of the Fall-ball season.  On a more worldly scale, it just so happens that our San Francisco Giants are leading the World Series 3-0.  We are very baseball-centric right now… Buster Posey’s catch last night (you know THE one…he caught the ball as it whipped by him, even the Continue reading → «Baseball & Figs…»


Rainy Days & Mondays…

All night I listened to the rain & wind hammer against the windows…the first real rain of the season.  The Bay waters, even here in the little cove of Belvedere, were angry & despite the raucous of the wind and pounding rain you could hear the clinking of the mast lines from the sailboats just Continue reading → «Rainy Days & Mondays…»