During our recent visit to Paris this summer, my daughter Sri and I had lunch and dinner at many of the cafes and restaurants we stumbled upon as we explored the city. One of the restaurants was Angelina on Rue de Rivoli. We liked Angelina so much that we stopped by more than once to … Continue reading Parisian Inspired Vegetarian Club Sandwich
I made this artichoke jalapeño cream cheese sandwich for lunch more times than I can count when my eldest daughter Sri was in high school. Once Sri went off to college I stopped making these sandwiches completely, there was no need. Then recently while shopping at Costco I came across a tub of the same artichoke … Continue reading Artichoke & Jalapeño Cream Cheese Sandwich
I made a delicious egg sandwich for lunch the other day that looked so good that I took an impromptu photo of it, and then took a bite that was pure bliss for a super hungry gal like myself. Caramelized shallots with some green bell peppers and shishito peppers all cooked together with eggs, and … Continue reading Fried Green Pepper Egg Sandwich
These are delicious pesto sandwiches with creamy avocado and bell peppers on whole wheat bread. My friend Roli made these tea sandwiches for an afternoon get together and served them with crisp sautéed asparagus.
Apples, blueberries and scallions tossed with greens and a lemon honey mustard vinaigrette; simple, refreshing and delicious this salad is. I really like how delicious apples and blueberries taste with a lemony vinaigrette which adds a nice burst of citrus freshness. This really is a wonderful salad to have with a veggie omelet or a sandwich.
It was a beautiful summer day, very pleasant in our Bay Area microclimate, and I had just received a huge basket of garden fresh tomatoes from my neighbor Jim, and here I was watching an episode of Barefoot Contessa on TV with a recipe for fresh tomato soup, I couldn’t believe it! The timing couldn’t … Continue reading Fresh Tomato Carrot Soup
Like beautiful paintings, a few nostalgic stories, and a lot of old fashioned recipes with proceeds from all sales going to benefit a children’s hospital? Then this book is for you. Tastes, Tales and Traditions presented by the Palo Alto Auxiliary For Children benefiting Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital is a wonderfully original and beautiful cookbook … Continue reading Tastes, Tales and Traditions by the Palo Alto Auxiliary For Children Benefiting Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital
Anderson Valley Wine Trail is an undiscovered area of the massive California’s wine country that is our family’s all-time favorite wine trail. I say undiscovered because where else in California can one go for wine tasting where the only other customers are another couple? At Anderson Valley in Mendocino County. What makes Anderson Valley so special … Continue reading Grape Juice Tasting in Anderson Valley. Mendocino County, California
Any time I want to make a quick salad to serve with a sandwich or an omelet, this avocado salad is what I turn to. It’s easy, simple, and delicious. There is no better way to make a beautiful avocado salad with so few ingredients. Give it a try!
Looking for an easy way to use up a large quantity of late summer tomatoes? Here is a recipe for a delicious oven roasted tomato and onion chutney or call it a chunky jam. This chutney is tangy and sweet and tastes amazing with pretty much anything – on toast, with eggs, rice, pasta, chicken, … Continue reading Roasted Tomato and Onion Chutney