These photos capture my garden in summer, a busy season of new discoveries, new questions, and new rewards.
April's "Dinner with Daniel" was a fun event for me. We managed to take a few photos--hope you like them!
I have scheduled another "Dinner with Daniel" for Saturday, June 6, 2015
Counterintuitively, harsh pruning of coffee trees keeps them strong and blooming. Gardening is not for sissies. 😉
I have scheduled another "Dinner with Daniel" for May 16, 2015
What's a supper club? My supper club has a relaxed, homey atmosphere with excellent and interesting food (if I do say so myself!). The mission is to have not only a great food selection, but the perfect mix of guests, where everyone gets to sit at the "chef's table."
I say farewell to the bitter end of Winter with a supper club event on Saturday, 7 March 2015
"Tocinillo de cielo" is a traditional Spanish custard. The name translates to something like "little bacon from heaven." I'm not sure how "bacon-y" it is, but it's definitely a heavenly dessert. It's a great recipe to have on hand if you have a lot of extra egg yolks. Bonus: this traditional Spanish dessert is lactose free.
Something very special ended up on my windowsill--a cocoa pod! Just in time for Valentine's Day. I decided to see what takes to get from pod to cocoa. After all, chocolate is king this time of year--though it usually comes in the shape of a heart! The most fun I had was probably as I …
Northern Spain has a long tradition of flavored spirits called orujo, which is similar to Italy's grappa. In Spain you can buy these flavored spirits at the store, but it's also something of a family tradition and a hobby to make them at home. People use many different flavorings, from fruity to very savory, from strawberry …