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 […]

Pumpkin Bran Muffins

  I don’t know about you but getting up on Monday morning is not my favorite part of the week.  Sometimes, long after my early-riser of a husband has gotten up and fixed his breakfast, I find myself still negotiating with the clock for yet another ten minutes.   Finally, 6:30 comes…then 7:00 and I […]

Persimmon Scones

  Without intending it, it seems I’ve embarked on a mission to find the perfect scone recipe in the last few weeks.  I’ve shared a few here that I’m very happy with (here, here, here and here) but I think it never hurts to find a new favorite, right?  On a recent weekend stay in […]

Benoîtons with Chocolate Chips

  On the day of our departure from France my husband and I rose early.  Already on “home” mode, we packed the night before and, after a light breakfast, went about tidying up the apartment we rented during the last half of our vacation (more on this in an upcoming post).  It had been a […]

Prosciutto, Apple and Brie Tea Sandwiches with Sage Butter

    We’ve been here in France a little over a week now.  This trip being free of agendas the days have been easy:  we’ve hiked around the peninsula of St. Jean Cap Ferrat.  We’ve taken a couple of side trips to Nice and Antibes for a change of scenery but these hikes along the […]

Banana Bran Muffins

  My blogging software came under attack, keeping me from publishing new posts with you.  For the time being all seems to be under control and I’m happy to be able to share these muffins, though a few days later than I had planned.  They came about out of a need to use some overripe […]

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 […]