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Fried Apple and Wilted Kale Salad with Curried Raisins and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

I live in a climate that feels winter deep into it’s bones. This year we’ve gotten more snow than usual; the blues and whites stunning – merging, a dreamy fusion, blending land and sky.  I’m to be found at home today, fire in the woodstove, thinking greens. This perfect little salad has been rolling around…

Double Coconut Chocolate Brownies on a Perfect FAll Day

Double Coconut Chocolate Brownies on a Perfect Fall Day

Now I truly don’t know which is better. These double coconut chocolate brownies, or this perfect fall day. I’ll let you decide. Go on. Sit yourself down and try one. There’s coffee, too, dark Italian roast from Steaming Bean out of Telluride. In French Limoges Haviland third generation china cups, on the old front porch.…

Crried Spaghetti Squash with Currants, Chives and Ghee

Bittersweet Autumn … alongside a dish of Curried Spaghetti Squash with Currants, Chives and Ghee

Oh Summer, I feel you pulling away like a lover’s goodbye – with a bittersweet wrenching in my heart. My eyes follow slanting light on leaves, on rippling water, witnessing a dazzle of unexpected miracles. My heart soft from sadness in the world today, this hollyhock nearly makes me weep with it’s fragile, exquisite beauty,…

Incan Quinoa Salad with Roast Yams, Sweet Peppers, Black Beans, Lime and Jalapeno

Incan Quinoa Salad with Roast Yams, Sweet Peppers, Black Beans, Lime and Chilies

Years ago, I’d been studying with indigenous healers from South America here in the states. A trip to their homeland had not quite manifested, but I had to get out adventuring somewhere. My solo camping trip to Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon inspired my spirit, and inspired this satisfying main dish salad. I made three hearty…