Soul of Sole Meunière, Part II

Soul of Sole Meunière, Part II

Cooking as Therapy Immersing myself in Sole Meunière a la Julia Child this last week or so has entailed adding new cookbooks to my collection, studying her recipes, tips and watching the movie, Julie and Julia, again. That movie speaks to my soul (okay, this time, no...
Discovering Sole Meunière’s Soul

Discovering Sole Meunière’s Soul

    The Soul of Sole Meunière, Part I     The Inspiration  Many little girls love princesses and dressing up. I was not one of those little girls. My heroine was not a princess. She was a chef. Her name was Julia Child and I found her talent in the...
Kale in a Gale

Kale in a Gale

Kale is ubiquitous. I see bumper stickers and t-shirts saying “eat more kale” and restaurant menus with bruised kale, walnut and whatever salad, kale this and kale that. Next, we’ll hear that renewable energy can be extracted from kale. One can hope. But seriously...
Top Five Fall Fancies

Top Five Fall Fancies

The morning air has that cool, mossy, dried-leaf scent. The days are growing shorter. Fall is upon us. One of my favorite times of year, autumn, comes with an instinctual urge to make comfort food and travel to the mountains and the high desert in Oregon. I’ve put...
Apples and Pears…Oh My! Garden Observations and Recipes

Apples and Pears…Oh My! Garden Observations and Recipes

I have a small garden on the edge of the city with one heirloom apple tree and one pear. I am swimming in fruit. The apples are done but the pears are prolific this year. I don’t use any pesticides and grow everything in my garden organically. Most of us urban organic...