Change of seasons in Southern California is determined by the shade of grass and the thickness of sweaters.Â In deep January, believe me, we are grateful, but without harsh winters, we just donâ€™t celebrate summer like everyone else. Thereâ€™s a quiet in our town. Sometimes I miss that authentic neighborhood … Read More
Three bean is a summer salad staple, but if you’re like me,Â three bean is one bean too many. Â Kidney, you’re welcome in my chili, but I do not dig your chalky bite of paste in my cold salads. Â Yotam Ottolenghi Â improves three bean salad’s taste and visual appeal with toss … Read More
For a minute this past summer, we planned a European trip for when our son would be away at camp. Â Don’t you just hear ‘European’ and think of strolling, food, wine, scarves, American shaming? Â My more adventurous better half thinks more of conquering places we’ve never been, something say Berlin-ish. … Read More
Are you excited as I am for Thanksgiving or are you starting to dread it? Â Maybe that depends on your role.
Will you be a guest, a potluck participant, or the sole cook this Thanksgiving? Â They all require effort, just in different ways. Â As guests, we’re still on the hook for … Read More
So…we were in London and I count my lucky stars for having witnessed Danny Boyle’s peculiarly spectacular opening ceremonies firsthand. We soaked in any Olympic event we could get our hands on tennis, gymnastics, basketball, swimming thanks to the fine folks at NBC. I am in awe of our athletes … Read More