Art, soup, and family: Nepenthe

Art, soup, and family: Nepenthe

Join me for visit to the studio of Big Sur artist Erin Lee Gafill topped with a bowl of Nepenthe’s delicious soup.

The Kids are alright

The Kids are alright

Here is another reason my kids rock – not just because they wash the dishes – they also entertain me with their interesting views on the world and play Canasta. Best of all, they also give me handmade birthday and Christmas cards and gifts. Check out this year’s gift:

A Pizza the Size of the Sun

A Pizza the Size of the Sun

A chocolate-marshmallow-toffee dessert pizza inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s poem “A Pizza the Size of the Sun.” A post in honor of National Poetry Month.

This Is Just To Say

This Is Just To Say

In honor of National Poetry Month I decided it would be appropriate to find and share what bards and poets and other wordsmiths have penned about food over the centuries. Here’s one by the American poet (and physician) William Carlos Williams I first encountered in a class many years ago. It has remained lodged in my mind fairly completely, unlike the concepts of logarithms and half-life:

Dream a little dream . . . of enchiladas

Dream a little dream . . . of enchiladas

This is an updated recipe for family-friendly weeknight chicken enchiladas: music, dreams, and food, all rolled in a corn tortilla and topped with sauce.