Ratatouille (Recipe)

Even before moving to France, I began making ratatouille. For a while just out of college I worked with a young French woman from Provence. She had long blonde hair and wore tie-dyed skirts that nearly reached the ground. She’d only been in Santa Fe for a few months when we met and, like me, […]

Homemade Granola (Recipe)

One of the best parts of summer is breakfast outdoors. On a patio, a deck, a balcony, in a back yard, near a beach, under elms. Wherever you are in the world and whatever your outside, breakfast in morning air is simply liberating, naughty even – if you stay in pajamas. I’m sitting out in […]

Gluten-Free Peach & Raspberry Crumble (Recipe)

I made this healthy dessert with my little nieces in mind. They all have different tastes and dietary needs, so it isn’t easy coming up with a dish that all three will enjoy. I’m pretty sure fresh peaches, raspberries and the playful, nutty flavor of crumbly buckwheat will please them all – at least I […]

Perfect Scrambled Eggs (Recipe)

You can’t just throw any old eggs into a skillet, watch them with one eye and think you’ll get perfect scrambled eggs. Oh no, there are some secrets: the kind of eggs you use, the kind of skillet, even how you beat them and how many eyes are watching. Over the years I’ve been polishing […]

French-Style Baked Eggs (Recipe)

Oeufs cocotte are eggs baked in small ramekins. Before trying my hand at them, I had eaten three French-style baked eggs in my life. Two of them were among the best dishes I have ever tasted. The first was at the Auld Alliance bed and breakfast in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland (the chef […]