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Inspired by Local Flavors

My aim is to share uncomplicated, unfussy recipes with a healthy twist--perfect for everyday and for entertaining. Let's cook!

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This is where I share my love for succulents, home, entertaining and everything in between.

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Broccoli-Lemon Orzotto

Broccoli-Lemon Orzotto For the week between holidays when you've run out of the fancy fare or anytime you want something easy, this orzotto is what to make. It’s been a number of years since I’ve hosted Thanksgiving or Christmas. The batons have somehow been passed to other members of the ... Read More

Thai Green Curry Meatballs

Thai Green Curry Meatballs These meatballs are light, fresh, full of warm weather vibes but they’re plenty substantial for winter, too. If you read the excerpt of this post you might have seen right through my attempt to sell this recipe as fitting for cold weather. It is (really!) but ... Read More

Muesli Sourdough Loaf

Muesli Sourdough Loaf Adding muesli to a classic sourdough loaf improves its flavor and takes wholesome goodness to a new level. At this time last month I was in Sun Valley for a long weekend with two of my girlfriends. We hopped on the plane with the weatherman forecasting bad weather and ... Read More

Fig-Pancetta Sourdough Bread

Fig-Pancetta Sourdough Bread A little salty, a little sweet, this sourdough loaf with dried figs and pancetta has all the elements of a charcuterie board in one bite. I’ve not quite mastered the art of effortlessly sliding back into blogging after being absent so please excuse this clumsy ... Read More

Kimchi Stir-Fried Noodles

Kimchi Stir-Fried Noodles For those days when you want a hearty, quick meal, you'll love this plate of umami-packed stir-fried noodles. While my husband was away managing the wallcovering installation in Sun Valley a few weeks ago, our evening conversations, after the usual daily updates, ... Read More

Sourdough Dutch Crunch Bread (Tiger Bread)

Sourdough Dutch Crunch Bread (Tiger Bread) This is a sourdough version of one of my favorite childhood breads--Dutch crunch rolls. They're perfect for sandwiches and a real San Francisco treat. Having grown up in San Francisco and having spent most of my life in the Bay Area I didn't ... Read More