Archive | February 2012

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Back to the Beginning

Even though I haven’t been posting that long, tonight I took my love of cooking back to where it started, with a roasted chicken. Once again, it was my mother’s cooking, her roasted chicken that was one of my favorite dishes from childhood.  In my post college, I’m out on my own and supporting myself […]


My first blog post this month titled Pasta alla Bolognese was my introductory entry about comfort food.  If you think about it, the subject of comfort in itself is endless and as unique to each of us as our fingerprint.  What is comforting to you?  What do you do when you wish to send a […]

Cream of Artichoke Soup

If you like artichokes, they truly are an experience to be savored! Artichokes are a perennial thistle and after some research on the internet, I believe Scotland’s (national flower) thistle and the artichoke are indeed the same thing. If that is incorrect, I humbly apologize Scots! I can’t remember the first time I had an […]

Roasted Pepper and Goat Cheese Sandwishes

This recipe is from Barefoot Contessa at Home.  OMG, these were super good!  I roasted the peppers yesterday, as it’s quite a process, but really worth it!  You can buy roasted peppers in a jar or some gourmet grocery stores have them in the olive or antipasto bar in the deli.  To roast them at […]

Tonight’s Dinner

Tonight’s Dinner: Parmesan Chicken with Caesar Roasted Romaine & Roasted Pineapple with Honey and Pistachios Both recipes are from this months (February 2012) bon appétit magazine (downloaded ipad version).  These recipes are fairly simple, pack a flavorful punch and offer a little different take on something classic. I was very impressed with the Caesar Roasted Romaine.  Take […]

A Date with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert

Saturday, February 11th Bourdain and Ripert stopped in Seattle at the Paramount as part of their Good VS Evil tour.  First, I feel compelled to tell you who these gentlemen are.  Some of you may know, however I found it very interesting that the people sitting behind us in the VIP section didn’t know one, […]

Oh snap, it’s a chocolate chip cookie!

We all have a sweet we can’t resist.  The one indulgence there is always room for and if marooned on an island with nothing but this treat, we’d survive.  Mine is the classic chocolate chip cookie.  It brings back childhood memories and there is something about it when fresh out of the oven that few […]

What do a ski jacket and food have in common?

I shall warn you in advance, this post has little to do with my primary blog focuses of food, travel and performance art, so if you want to stop now, I won’t hold it against you.  However, if you wish to indulge me, the following is a story of letting go and finding a connection […]

Aspen – Skiing

My adventures in skiing began about four years ago.  I started, so my husband Michael and I could potentially have an activity we enjoy together.  I had always wanted to try skiing and I LOVE the snow.  So, in my early 30’s I tested out skiing. As with most things, skiing is a progression.  There […]


I’ve been gone for 9 days and had many adventures.  There is so much to write about but this post is about Aspen itself. Four years ago, when I would hear of Aspen, I would first think of its elite and expensive reputation and second of the world class skiing.  I assumed I’d probably never […]