I find myself ready for fall. It was unseasonably cool a couple of weeks ago; highs in the low 80’s, lows in the 60’s. I made chili. I know it wasn’t chili weather but it was cloudy too and I wanted some. I also bought some new boots at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I was… Continue reading Vacation in a Glass
My progress on the book has fallen behind. I have decided to go the self-publishing route. I decided that quite some time ago. Then, I started looking into what is involved with self-publishing and was just completely overwhelmed. I know it is challenging for anyone but I feel that a cookbook has extra challenges. Layout,… Continue reading Tales of the Cookbook V: Self-Publish Anyone?
Well the kids are at Camp Grandma & Grandpa this week. It is weird to be at home without them for so long. And it is soooo quiet. I miss them like crazy but we know they are all having a great time together; we are having a great time too. We have golfed (I… Continue reading Sonoma Wine Dinner at Olive + Oak
Overall, I’m a crab leg kind of a girl but I had a desire to try to make some lobster at home. I am not prepared to buy a whole lobster, seems like too much of a pain. But a lobster tail… that seems like something I can handle. So, I went to the grocery… Continue reading Grilled Lobster Tails (for beginners)
Compound Butter is an easy way to add a wow factor to almost any dish. This is one compound butter recipe that is heavy on the herbs, just the way I like it. Tweak it, double it, change it completely. You can make yours however you like. Think fresh herbs, spices, truffles, cinnamon, honey… the… Continue reading How To Make Compound Butter