Summer Corn Chowder {Dairy~Free}

“I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn.  I  remember them from my childhood.  I only had them in the summer.  They were extraordinary.”   ~  Alice Waters   September is knocking at the door.  The children here are back in school and the days are becoming noticeably shorter.  But, before the lingering days Continue reading → «Summer Corn Chowder {Dairy~Free}»


Spicy Carrot Pasta Sauce

“Not for me the pile of buttered carrots on the plate.  Too sweet, too orange {too bloody cheerful more like it}.  But the carrot’s place is assured in my kitchen as the bringer of earthy sweetness, a backbone vegetable on which to build layers of flavor.” ~ Nigel Slater, Tender


Pantry Pasta

TUESDAY Spaghetti with a sauce of Bacon, Mushrooms, Squash, Red Pepper, Garlic, Shallot, Basil & Pine Nuts It was just the girls and I tonight for dinner as Michael is still on business in Tokyo and Max was visiting with friends overnight up North in Sonoma County.  I spent the day running errands in preparation Continue reading → «Pantry Pasta»


Risotto with Sausage & Fennel

SUNDAY Risotto with Grilled Sausages & Peppers and Fennel   “Creamy risotto, dotted with fresh spring peas or delicate shellfish, is a classic of the northern Italian table.  This versatile dish never ceases to please ~ combining the satisfying flavors of tender rice, fresh herbs, and seasonal ingredients with delicious results.  Whether featuring grilled sausage Continue reading → «Risotto with Sausage & Fennel»


Quinoa & Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Well, here we are.  Another Friday & another sunset… Once again, photo credit goes to Maddie.  She took this picture as she waited, with the dogs, for Michael’s ferry from San Francisco to come into the Tiburon Harbor this evening.  Have you captured a sunset in a photograph & would like to share?  I would Continue reading → «Quinoa & Sausage Stuffed Peppers»