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…

Watermelon Jalapeno Slurpy Shooters

Watermelon Jalapeno Slushies and Granita + a Few Good Mom Maxims

It’s been hot. Incredibly. STILL SUMMER. I bought a watermelon a few days ago, and in my mom’s words, I thought today – “did your eyes get bigger than your tummy?” Sometimes I go on a spree, remembering all the goofy-wonderful maxims our mom would say. “You girls would forget your heads if they weren’t attached!”…