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May 6, 2015 Jiu

When I was introduced to orange wine I was drawn to its unusual gold color and out-on-the-farm nose. Earthiness describes my first taste. A lingering complex finish left an impression of a drink that had come from antiquity. 1,212 more words

Alice Waters’ Blueberry and Poppyseed Butter Cake!

A favourite cake of my father’s is a poppyseed angel food cake, and when I was growing up, my mother would bake one annually for his birthday. 583 more words


Friday food links - 24 April 2015

My first week back to work, and my daughter is one today – big milestones. I am trying to simultaneously raise my sights at work, and lower my expectations at home. 354 more words


"Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers"

Ah yesterday was National Garlic Day but who knew until today? So I’m posting this fabulous film which seems to be online if only temporarily, by the wonderful filmmaker… 62 more words

Short Films

Two chocolate cakes

I only just recently happened upon these two chocolate cakes, and already they are indispensable.

Until now I had little need for chocolate cake. I rarely make it, because I rarely crave it; when, about once a year, I do long for a chocolate dessert, I bake these really good… 561 more words


Alice Waters' Simple Food

What is Simple Food? Star Chef Alice Waters was asked this question at an afternoon talk at the Berlin Film Festival about her latest cookbook. 455 more words



It’s beginning to be the season for fresh strawberries in California, but not here in New Mexico where we still anticipate at least one more hard freeze. 599 more words