Chorizo Stuffed Chiles in Walnut Sauce


This dish was inspired by Like Water for Chocolate, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film. Read on for my thoughts on the film and a delicious stuffed pepper recipe. . . . → Read More: Chorizo Stuffed Chiles in Walnut Sauce

Curried Chicken Salad with Cucumbers

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I love summer.   Specifically, I love July.   July is the month that I can take my vacation and some much needed time off.

I won’t get on a soap box or anything today, but July is the month that I get to totally be out of the office.   (I do still work . . . → Read More: Curried Chicken Salad with Cucumbers

Vegan Brownies with Flax

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A vegan brownie recipe for this month’s Secret Recipe Club… . . . → Read More: Vegan Brownies with Flax

Tuscan Sangria


I have made a lot of sangria.   Let’s see how many recipes I have on this site:

Sangria Uno:  A Moscato, limoncello, Amaretto concoction

Sangria Dos:  A Cab Sauv, white Zinfadel mix-up

Wow, only two????   I would have bet good money that there were at least a good half dozen or so.


. . . → Read More: Tuscan Sangria

The Lake


A week of doing absolutely (and I mean “absolutely”) nothing…. . . . → Read More: The Lake

Pickled Green Cherry Tomatoes

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What happens when you plant excess dill for the pollinators and black swallow caterpillars?

You have a boatload of dill to harvest and you make pickles.

What happens when your beautiful and loaded Roma cherry tomato plant mysteriously gets the roots eaten?   (Thank you so much  little pocket gopher.)

You dry your tears and . . . → Read More: Pickled Green Cherry Tomatoes

Sriracha Swiss Chard Pickles

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Another Swiss chard recipe today and and I thought this one would be a  keeper.  Who doesn’t love pickles?   Who doesn’t love Sriracha?   Who doesn’t love Swiss chard?

OK, there may be a few out there who don’t care for the beautiful leafy stuff or the spicy Asian condiment, but let me tell you,  . . . → Read More: Sriracha Swiss Chard Pickles

Bacon-Swiss Chard Soba Noodles

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I hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July!!!   We had a super time with mom and the nephews and sister and BiL spending the weekend with us.   Plus we hosted about twenty others for a traditional hamburger and hot  dog cookout on the Fourth.   The weather was perfect here and all the kids had . . . → Read More: Bacon-Swiss Chard Soba Noodles

Santa Fe: Wanderings and Musings

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Happy Fourth, everyone! Just wrapping up my Santa Fe trek today with a visit to The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and The New Mexico Art Museum (with a few other stops thrown in for good measure)… . . . → Read More: Santa Fe: Wanderings and Musings

Santa Fe: A solo trek

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On a recent trip, I was determined to dine in a few of Santa Fe’s most famous restaurants. See how I did. . . . → Read More: Santa Fe: A solo trek