Monthly Archives: June 2014

Frances’ Summer Tomato Soup

Just when you think you have plenty of amazing and interesting friends in your life, someone comes along and knocks your socks off.  My new friend Frances would have thrown out some hilarious Southern phrase instead of saying “knocks your socks off” but I can’t remember a single one she uses, even though she has […]

Manuel’s Baked Chile Rellanos

Manuel’s restaurant resides firmly in my memory as being nothing short of genius. It was a clean, modern, hip restaurant with neon signage, concrete floors, black booths and cloth napkins in the days when Mexican restaurants were styled with red and green flags and usually adorned with the smell of refried beans and slightly rancid oil. […]

Eric’s Gin

Today marks the one year anniversary of my first blog post. Yep, it has been a whole year since I wrote My Food Baby Is Born. When I started a year ago, I thought it would be a great way for me to organize my stories and recipes and a simple solution to the constant requests […]

Pat’s Vitello Tonnato

Pat and her husband Herbert were great friends with Paul and Julia Child. When we met, Pat and Julia had been friends for more decades than they cared to count, and upon meeting Pat you could see how she and Julia would be best pals. They had a similar way of being truly themselves, present […]