Blueberry Sour Cream Cake

Blueberry Sour Cream Cake

  My husband and I stole away to Santa Fe, New Mexico last week for a few days.  Since retiring at the beginning of the year we have talked about several little getaways we’d planned to take but none of them ever progressed beyond this stage.  Family obligations and tax season came and went; when we […]

Danish Apple Cake

Danish Apple Cake

  “You have the craziest dreams,” he says.  ” I wish I could dream like that.” My husband says this with almost a note of envy in his voice.  To be honest, I don’t think my dreams are particularly different than others’ dreams.  My personal favorites are the ones when I can fly.  Those where I’m […]

Pork Chops, Fregola Sarda with Persimmon & Mint and Sautéed Dandelion Greens

Pork Chop and Fregola Pasta with Persimmon and Mint @lemonsanchovies

  One of the things my husband and I like to do during the week (read:  to avoid crowds) is to visit the San Francisco museums for their current exhibits.  Over the last couple of months we’ve been to the de Young twice:  first to see the Bulgari jewelry exhibit and more recently, David Hockney. […]

Olive Oil Cake with Sautéed Apples & Pears

Olive Oil Cake with Sautéed Apples & Pears @lemonsanchovies

  My bedroom in my childhood San Francisco home was situated in front of the house.  My middle sister and I shared an adjoining bathroom while my youngest sister’s bedroom was on the opposite end, next to my parents’ bedroom.  It was not uncommon when I was in junior high school to see kids sitting […]

Cantaloupe Popsicles

Cantaloupe Popsicles | http://lemonsandanchovies.com

  After a few unusually wet days here in northern California summer has returned.  You’ve heard me blah, blah, blah about what a dry winter season we had this year so I won’t drone on.  I will say, though, that I didn’t mind the dampness and overcast skies at all.  I made a big pot […]

Fig Bars

Fig Bars | http://lemonsandanchovies.com

    Nabisco’s Fig Newtons were my introduction to figs.  They were my favorite sweet treat from the grocery store as a child and I could easily eat half the package in one sitting; the other half wouldn’t last long after.  I don’t remember my sisters ever being as fond of them as I was […]

Cherry-Almond Cake

Cherry-Almond Cake | http://lemonsandanchovies.com

  I parked myself on a bistro table and enjoyed a leisurely lunch of a salad, a baguette and an iced tea.  I was so happy to be seated outside the European bakery in Santana Row on a gorgeous sunny day like today as I toggled my attention between my Kindle and the people walking […]

A Trip to Los Cabos, Mexico (and Mango, Jicama & Corn Salad)

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico | http://lemonsandanchovies.com

  My first real trip (and last) to Mexico was in 2006.  After celebrating the wedding of good friends in Ireland, my husband and I flew home and stayed just long enough, about 36 hours, to unpack, do the laundry, pack again and take off for warmer weather.  We reconnected with our just-married friends south […]