Pumpkin Cheese Bread

  My town is a maze of jogging trails, linking each part of the neighborhood to the others.  It’s one of the things I love about living here; I’m only a short drive from San Francisco but here it feels like living in the country.  A fellow local might correct me by saying that the trails are actually […]

Ham, Cheese and Chive (Spelt) Scones

  Do you ever have one of those weeks that stand out as good eating weeks?  Last weekend was one of those for me.  Between meeting friends for dinner and spending time with my family I feasted for two days.  Actually, I’m still feasting from a care package that my parents sent home with me, […]

Crab, Asparagus and Avocado Omelet (and Snapshots from Maui)

  My husband and I walked back from the north end of Ka’anapali Beach, football and towel in hand, a little spent since we jogged the length of the beach and followed that with a game of catch and lots of swimming after that.  If anyone followed us closely enough they might have heard the […]

Bacon and Leek Quiche (and a France Summer Trip Recap)

  It has been two months since our return from a late summer trip to France.  It followed two months of difficult recovery for my husband who was in a cycling accident in June.  In fact, up to one week before our scheduled departure I feared we would have to cancel.  But after nearly two […]

Vegetable Frittata

  I’ve always considered eggs to be one of the best comfort foods.  Whether poached, soft-boiled, fried and layered on toast or in an egg salad,  they never fail to satisfy–breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Frittatas come in handy for incorporating leftover meats and vegetables–the version I grew up with, Filipino torta, was often filled with leftover cooked […]

Fried Egg Tartine with Greens and Pesto Mayo

  Oh, leisurely weekend mornings!  How precious–and rare–they are!  I had barely cleared away the cobwebs in my head yesterday morning when my husband suggested that we take a day trip to Pismo Beach.  We have always wondered what the coastal town near San Luis Obispo is like and the fair weather gave us the […]

Chocolate Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

  I spent a day this past weekend catching up with my family–my parents, my sisters, nieces and nephews.  Typical of most of our family gatherings, the day was centered around food.  The large, round table at the restaurant overflowed with more food than we could eat.  It was always this way growing up–everyone was […]

Filipino Torta Meets Italian Frittata

  All my favorite people were under one roof yesterday; we ate, caught up, teased and laughed…a lot.  I haven’t been as diligent about my monthly visits with my family who live two hours away so yesterday was even more special than Thanksgivings past.  The young men and women (my nephews and nieces) who joined […]