Scallion Flatbreads

It’s high time I put some focus back onto this blog. This craziness of the last few months forced me to push it to the back burner. Until I was removed from it, I didn’t realize just what a source of joy and creative outlet this blog has been. While I may not be the…

Hot & Sour Soup

My mom sent me this picture this morning. She went for a walk on the mountain overlooking my childhood home. It was so beautiful but so desolate at the same time. In the winter in Maine, there really isn’t such a thing as a fresh vegetable. Everything is shipped thousands of miles. Yes, the peppers…

Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake

I don’t make many desserts. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but I do love making a good dessert for friends. As much as I seem to write only recipes about pie, I only really make desserts when I am having guests or want to write about something sweet. This particular cake I made…

Manhattan Clam Chowder

While some people were watching the Superbowl, I was, as usual, thinking of food. I used to watch every football game I could find but since I moved to Hawaii, the games are just too early in the day to peak my interest. Coffee and football just isn’t the same as beer and football. Without…

Blueberry Cream Cheese Scones

There are some legendary scones in my awesome little neighborhood. I mean seriously fantastic scones that people come from all over to munch on. These are so popular that the store lists a daily scone menu online that you can make up your mind before heading into the shop. They really are worth the pilgrimage…

Thyme & Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

As usual, I put off my Christmas shopping until the very last minute. That meant braving the shopping complexes of Honolulu on the day before Christmas eve. Not a pretty picture. Anxiety and stress filled the air thicker than the tinny carols over the loudspeakers. Everyone running around frantically trying to find the last minute…