I know, I’ve been silent. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to share, but rather too much to share to know where to begin. I am at some sort of a beginning and I’ve yet to crystallize my thoughts, but time and distance are moving me closer to that bridge. Right now I am the most simple version of me that I can ever recall. There is time to observe what’s going on around me, and even time to think through a situation and examine if my life pre-Cancer was all that amazing and worth repeating. Continue reading ‘Anytime PBJ Toast – The Make-Over’
There is a special kind of feeling you get during the summer – a carefree playful spirit that finds its way into the warm meandering days. A few weeks ago I unexpectedly found myself alone on my drive up to the mountains for vacation. The hot sun beating down on the car as I took the mountain curves, passing the slower moving semi trucks, my favorite play list was blaring through the sound system, all the windows Continue reading ‘Mette’s Norwegian Ham & Cheese Horns’
Living in Northern California, with a generally moderate climate, I do feel spoiled by the constant flurry of good fresh foods I have access to. While I am cognoscente of it, I have an indulginest attitude. Ergo- I am lucky, I am appreciative, and I enjoy every opportunity to partake in the available local bounty. This time of year the bounty is abundant with the most succulent tomatoes and fresh herbs.
Good produce makes for great food. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a great cook to prepare delicious food. What you need is Continue reading ‘Insalata Caprese’
Summer in Florence, Italy conjures up memories of light meals involving quick summer preparations. And this past week with the heat temperatures hitting over 100 degrees Fahrenheit I was on the prowl to capture a taste of Italian summer.
Whenever I think of Italy, I flashback to my year spent in Florence Continue reading ‘Ricotta Kale and Spinach Gnudi (pronounced “nu-dee”)’
You know that feeling when everything is terrible and terrifying and you don’t know what to do, and you find yourself lying in a pile on your bedroom floor, desperately looking for some sign of hope in old letters, or your Facebook newsfeed, finding nothing there to comfort you?
Come on, yes you do. We all do.
This past week, I read an article by Julie Peters and was inspired to learn about this relatively unknown Goddess from Hindu mythology: Akhilandeshvari.
I am sure you are wondering how an Indian goddess is going to tie into this food post and I assure you it will reveal itself but I am going to give you a candid glimpse into my world. Continue reading ‘Smashed Avocado & Egg Salad Open-Faced Sandwich’