You’re my daily thought and my nightly dream

A dahlia etegami, painted from a photo I took at a dahlia exhibit in Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 2014 The words, “You’re my daily thought, and my nightly dream,” are lyrics from “The… Continue reading

every leaf a flower

  a couple of samples from a recent bout of etegami painting. I’m terribly behind on a number of things:  etegami correspondence; prep for an etegami class I’m teaching next week (!); holiday… Continue reading

Sauteed Cauliflower with Dill

  This recipe I just made up, based on a great item on the menu of Bistro Bohem, a Czech place in my neighborhood. I have tried to find an “official” recipe for… Continue reading

Yellow Curry Soup

I got this recipe from here –the recipe may not seem that exciting, but this is delicious soup. And, if you have to use a red or green pepper instead of yellow, the… Continue reading

Coq au vin

A classic French meal… and really quite easy!


A globemallow, painted from a photo taken at the Chama River Valley, near Abiquiu, New Mexico, in June. We picnicked near a patch of them, noticing that their flowers were closed, and in… Continue reading

Kabocha soup

This is a soup I learned to make in Japan — kabocha pumpkin soup. I just kind of made it up. Sometimes I add hot pepper — red chili flakes, or New Mexican… Continue reading

Glacier Lily, plus some paper notes

    Yellow glacier lilies dotted the hike we took in northern New Mexico, in the Carson National Forest, at the Upper Canjilon Lake. The forest was a surprise. It was June, we… Continue reading

Italian almond cookies

Perfect cookies! I used this recipe from David Lebovitz. The apricot jam part of the recipe is key. Oh, and of course the almond flour. AND making sure you whip the egg whites… Continue reading

My Inbox: Debbie

“Whooping and stomping as sane people ought to do when they encounter a thing so miraculous as water.” Marilynne Robinson, Gilead I don’t usually presume to know others’ reading interests, despite being a… Continue reading