Chicken-Almond Curry with Apricots

    Well, hello.  Remember me? The one who said she was back and ready to blog, oh, about two weeks ago?  My mistake.  I feel like I’ve been living out of a suitcase for the last few weeks.  Since returning from Sun Valley and Telluride, I’ve been to a couple of other places.  Fun […]

Strawberry-Frangipane Tart

  As early/mid April to late June is the peak harvest time for strawberries here in northern California, the fruits–which are actually a member of the rose family–abound.  Strawberries belong to the Rosaceae family, as do apples, pears, quinces, peaches, plums, cherries, apricots, blackberries and raspberries.  I’m not certain how accurate this is but the […]

Chewy Granola Bars

My life’s pace is in overdrive mode.  Normally, I thrive on being busy, enjoying the “doing” rather than having too much time for contemplating.  But I’ve been finding myself having to catch up on most things lately and to be honest, I don’t like this feeling. Being a bit of a control freak, I prefer […]

One Year Later…

Last week a good friend celebrated a birthday.  Another friend brought a video camera along to capture the best wishes of her loved ones and friends.  Anticipating that my turn would come and knowing that I’d not know what to say, I whispered to the birthday girl that I had already written on her birthday […]

Almond-Date Tart

  What’s a girl to do when she’s got extra tart dough waiting expectantly in the fridge?  The batch of dough I used to make the Nutella tart last week was enough to make at least three 8-inch tarts.  A good thing, actually, since the crust is very buttery, has been easy to work with […]