Present In The Moment

I’m basking in the quiet this morning.  A rare moment.  The day will get busier and by the end, I’ll wonder where time went. With a full daily schedule, I constantly remind myself “be present in the moment”.  Sage advice from my lovely yoga … [Read more...]

All I Want For Christmas Is Bleu Cheese and Bacon

It was my birthday last week.   Although the new number is daunting, I love birthdays.  Not so much my birthday,  I love celebrating my family and friend’s birthdays. As long as I remember the birthdays.  Thank goodness for Facebook. Ranger … [Read more...]

Stuffed Olive and Sausage Bites

stuffed olive and sausage bites

There is no doubt the holidays are always a busy time of year.  However, the last few years it’s become a reason to put the brakes on.  Or at least slow down long enough to savor the season. I find myself turning off my computer earlier in the … [Read more...]

Tired of Turkey Yet?

Turkey Enchiladas Verdes

I have to confess, I eat turkey year round. Yep.  I roast turkey breast and turkey legs all year-long.  My family loves roasted Turkey legs, especially for Super Bowl Sunday.  There is so much to be done with this simple poultry. Mostly I carve … [Read more...]

Garam Masala Spiced Pear Galette with Dark Chocolate Sauce

pear galette

My culinary journey has been a winding road.  Sometimes with hairpin turns and sometimes with steep uphill jogs. (If you know me, you know I am NOT a jogger) A few downhill walks and some lovely flat, grassy roads have led me from the past to the … [Read more...]

Cambozola and Pear Tart

karista's Kitchen

I'm going to be a new Mama!  A chicken Mama.  My little baby chicks arrive soon and I'm over the moon excited. Ranger Craig spent the last few weeks building my super fabulous chicken coop.  I think I nearly drove him crazy with my constant … [Read more...]

Potatoes Dauphinoise

My little Christmas gift to you and a few poems to brew... I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The … [Read more...]

Proscuitto, Arugula and Parmesan Party Starters

I popped into my local fish market (Gemini) the other day and was greeted by one of my favorite fishmongers, Chef Dave Gibson. I love chatting with Chef Dave.  I love listening to the adventurous food stories from his days as a private chef … [Read more...]