Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade (Recipe)

Since September, it’s been just plain busy around here: back to Paris, back to work, back to Sunday morning market (and all the colorful autumn veggies), back to self-imposed projects (like learning to print digital photographs – not as easy as I thought it would be – hanging new curtains and re-organizing our office space)… […]

Happy Curry Chowder (Recipe)

I’ve been feeling just plain happy lately. One of the reasons must surely be the sunshine that has finally come to Paris. Another reason dawned on me yesterday morning in yoga. It was the first time I’d taken an official class from my younger sister (living-room yoga during her training doesn’t count). The experience itself […]

Lemon Bars (Recipe)

Lemon bars are one of my very favorite desserts – they always have been. When I was a teenager, my mom, sister, brother, and I would trek down to Albuquerque for violin lessons – that’s an hour from Santa Fe (where we lived) and thus shows pure dedication. Now that I’m thinking about it, though, […]

Mexican Rice (Recipe)

I had leftover Mexican rice for lunch the other day and, even though I didn’t heat it back up, it tasted pretty good.That got me thinking of a conversation I recently had with my sister and about the list that resulted from it. There are three kinds of foods : those that just taste so much […]

Fresh Tomato Salsa (Recipe)

I think it’s funny that I learned to make salsa in  Paris- out of pure necessity, really. Ever since leaving for college, one of the reasons I find myself regularly returning back to sunny Santa Fe is for the unmatched northern-style New Mexican food – warm flour tortillas, chunky green chili sauce, cheese tamales wrapped […]