musings about food, travel, creativity and life

Month: October 2018

Finding Fall in California

    In our little valley of California, leaves turning orange, or yellow or red are not as plentiful as in other parts of the country. But there is still enough color change to wake up the senses to “this is a new season.” Add […]

Art + Food + Friends = Fun!

Moroccan cooking anyone? Sashiko embroidery? Scarecrows? These were all part of this week’s events when a group of women friends and I made our 7th annual art retreat to Cambria. Cambria is a delightful town on the Central California coast. During October, the town is […]

Cioppino, Then and Now

Tonight we are going to the home of dear friends. We are looking forward to being with them and to catching up. It’s been a while. AND we are looking forward to what they are cooking–cioppino. Growing up Italian-American in San Francisco, I was well […]

Lighting the Way

  I love candles. They give me pleasure and they are a part of my spiritual life. It probably all started when I was growing up as a Catholic. Lighting candles in cobalt blue glass holders in front of a statue of Mary always gave […]