Flan seems like an appropriate recipe for One and Only Son’s birthday, which is tomorrow, which begins the celebration of Mexican Independence Day, which is where I gave birth to said Son. While living in Mexico, birthplace of One and Only Son, I discovered flan…an easy, delicious and quite impressive dessert.  Over the years, I […]

I read an article in the Wall Street Journal last month that got my blood boiling. I’ve tried to let it go but it keeps coming back to my mind so I have decided to speak that mind. The author was spouting off about Julia Child’s complicated recipes and his dinners with her, specifically one dinner, when […]

Today is my father-in-law’s birthday. And two days ago was Firstborn Daughter’s birthday. You may wonder why I am posting about my Mom today instead of them. Well, here’s the thing. I started testing recipes earlier this summer to commemorate their special days. But I didn’t finish.  I am not stressing about it, I just […]

This summer has been filled with drinks parties. I never thought I would say it but I think I need a little break from the drinks parties. Some of my friends are saying they need a break too. The best line I heard was when one guy said he needed to find a church basement soon. […]

Julia Child and Hubby were great friends that shared the same birthday on August 15th. Two headstrong Leos that found kinship. She loved his interest in business and the world and they would talk for hours on current topics of the day.  She asked his opinions on wine and politicians and people.  She was curious about […]

I went to the farmer’s market in Solvang yesterday. I was buying some green beans and the friendly farmer handed me two ripe strawberries to taste.  So I did.  I had no need for strawberries and was rushing home to start prepping for a dinner party last night.  The peach dessert was already made and […]

Beef was not on the menu in my kitchen when my children were young, partly because I didn’t eat it much but mostly because I didn’t know how to cook it.  In 1999, Hubby and I went on a trip to Paris that changed my opinion of beef and opened up my kitchen to a […]

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