Five Fun Things: Charcuterie

Charcuterie is my favorite. My last meal would be a perfectly curated charcuterie board paired with an old Burgundy. So, as you may have guessed, I'm always looking for a reason to enjoy a savory platter of cured meats. Looking at the weekend, I see a good opportunity to share some charcuterie with friends, family,…

Rosemary Applesauce

Rosemary applesauce is my daughter’s favorite comfort food, especially when she’s sick. While my son will crave a flavorful homemade chicken soup (my husband has an amazing recipe), Audrey warms her soul with mom’s applesauce (warms my heart). Yesterday, she was home from school with a fever and the miracle-worker recipe didn’t let her down,…

Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley

It's been a few years since our family enjoyed the legendary afternoon tea at The Berkeley Knightsbridge. Unlike any other afternoon tea we've ever had, Prêt-à-Portea features a new collection of  fashion designer-inspired cakes each year. I recently saw the 2018 line up and am blinking my eyes, tapping my heels thinking I might just reappear…

2017 Highlights

From a hiking through a redwood forest and taking two new puppies up a grassy hillside to dining in an extraordinary place and standing a few feet away front of the Saviour of the World, I'm grateful for a year filled with family, friends, and new experiences. Here, my favorite 12 images from 2017. I…

Recipe: Japanese Sweet Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts

I’m always looking for low-carb and gluten-free alternatives to replace high-carb meals and snacks. While I love rice or pasta, I often feel bloated afterwards and am hungry within an hour. Hence, tasty substitutes are welcomed. Here is an easy nutritious and delicious recipe that is great with and egg for breakfast or as an…