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»


Pasta Alla Primavera

MONDAY Pasta Alla Primavera The house is always so very quiet on Monday mornings.  Michael at the office and the children off to school, I begin to put the house & home back together after a weekend of frenzied activity.  Sometimes, I relish in the solitude and peace and at other times, such as this Continue reading → «Pasta Alla Primavera»


Brioche, Prosciutto, Gruyere & Egg with a Marjoram Pesto

MONDAY Brioche with Prosciutto, Gruyère & Egg   | Marjoram Sauce with Capers & Green Olives |  Grapefruit Wedges We like a wide-variety of foods…greens, meats, pastas, grains, fish…everything in moderation.  I really strive to make “eating-in” as exciting and varied as if we would “eat-out” every night. The result…we eat a lot of great food without a Continue reading → «Brioche, Prosciutto, Gruyere & Egg with a Marjoram Pesto»


Quinoa & Kale Pilaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

FRIDAY {…at last!} One-Pot, Kale & Quinoa Pilaf  |  Sun-Dried Tomatoes We have enjoyed this Kale & Quinoa salad so many times…it is savory & filling…PERFECT for a Friday night during Lent.  I add the sun-dried tomatoes, on-the-side, because my family LOVES sun-dried tomatoes. So…this afternoon, I started prepping the ingredients, {check out the recipe Continue reading → «Quinoa & Kale Pilaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes»