Daily Archives: April 9, 2010


The Affordable Dutch Oven 3

Last week while I was home I told my mom about the next “big purchase” I was going to make for my kitchen when I had the money.  I really wanted a Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven.  I was planning on getting the 5½ quart one and these bad boys […]


Arugula and Sweet Pea Risotto 1

I LOVE risotto.  It’s one of my favorite comfort foods, and this recipe has a bright freshness from the peas for just the right amount of pick me up.  Frozen peas are a super cheap thing to keep on hand and Arugula was on sale, making this the perfect low […]


Vanilla Cinnamon Coffee

Normally I take my coffee like my mom does.  Black.  Since I was little, I remember her telling me how she learned to drink coffee.  When she asked her grandfather for a cup, he said she could only have some if she promised, “Not to bastardize it.”  It was one […]


A Café on My Back Deck – Peach Scones

Coffee, scones and books, does life get any better? Yes, it does! This morning I kept the café at home, making my own scones and latte. Still in my pajamas, less then 20 feet from my bed, I sipped Vanilla Cinnamon Coffee, nibbled on Peach Scones and read Outlander, by […]


Baked Potato Wedges 2

It’s GAME DAY!  I have to cover the game for the Lamorinda Weekly, which means turning out a story tonight.  Unfortunately, I can’t partake in all the festivities right away, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to miss out on these potatoes. Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes.  They’re the starchy goodness we […]