on a hot summer day

not only hot, but the air was filled with humidity super hair frizz weather so what did I do? I baked pies Yup, that’s right I cranked up the air conditioning and spent the afternoon in the kitchen two pies, a peach and an apple my oldest son, Eric is making his way east tomorrow on a business trip and will be spending a…

to market, to market

they come by bus, by car, by foot, by bike by stroller, and by wheelchair the young and the old to shop, to eat to smell the flowers, the rich aroma of roasted coffees and freshly baked breads or just to stop and chat with neighbors and friends a little slice of life a celebration of community in the summer   who doesn’t love…

what to do…

with all those tomatoes! my refrigerator is full of them fresh from the gardens of friends and neighbors one of my favorite ways to use them up is to roast them and throw them on pasta easy, peasy!     I marinate my cherry tomatoes in olive oil with a spash of balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, a sprinkle of kosher salt and black pepper. I…

summer eats

  this summer has brought a change of pace especially in the kitchen I love to cook but during these hot months… not so much although I do occasionally bake a dessert or two and since there are just 2 of us at home now suppers here lately consist of small plates and lots of fruit and veggies my new favorite is grilled bok choy marinated in herb…