Monthly Archives: September 2014

Poblano Chicken for Virginia

When I first met Virginia she was dressed as Mrs. Claus. She came with her friend Russell who was dressed as Santa, or Father Christmas as they call him in Australia where we were at the time.  The occasion was an annual black tie dinner for a group of about ten or twelve people. But […]

Pomegranate Flan for Allan

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 […]

Julia’s Scalloped Potatoes

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 […]