geisha coffee indulgence…

geisha coffee indulgence…

over three quarters of the citizens of our fine country drink coffee, and I am among them…starting my day with a mug of java and dose of the daily news is a habit that I find hard to break, a morning ritual of sorts that began with waking up to the aroma of my...
umami cafe

umami cafe

airport restaurants are usually thought of as a place to get sustenance and while away the hours when stuck between flights, but occasionally, you find one that can easily become a destination diner in the beginning years of my culinary career, I worked at Connell’s...
delectable leg of lamb…

delectable leg of lamb…

in many households, having leg of lamb for dinner is like roast turkey, only eaten once or twice a year, usually a seasonal treat…very seldom do you see it regularly stocked in the meat department of the local grocery stores…lucky for me, in my neighborhood there is...
for the love of Italian food

for the love of Italian food

many people have asked me if I’ve traveled through Europe yet…hope to answer yes someday, but for now I am happy to live with my romanticized vision of living in a small Italian village in a quaint stone cottage surrounded by gardens…taking a daily stroll to the...
gumbo stir-fry

gumbo stir-fry

I love this time of the year when the garden is starting to yield its bounty…the excitement of those first crisp cucumbers and juicy tomatoes is suddenly worth all the work and worry you have put into their existence…we all have our favorite dishes that we look...