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Snura | Rider Of The Storm

Drumroll………. And here is SNURA!! I thought it was high time you met the incomparable oxymoron

Saffron Barley with Asparagus & Shrimp | Recipe

This is one of my most popular dishes from my restaurant days, in its preferred variation. Given that asparagus

32 Self-Guided Shinrin-Yoku Invitations to Deepen Your Connection With Nature

I have finally completed all the behind-the-scenes work connected to this project, so here I am presenting to you my

Three Charming Inns of Carmel | L’Auberge Carmel, Cypress Inn & Pine Inn

Given that everything is so charming in Carmel, it was not possible that inns & b&bs should not be.

Behind The Photo | Adja: Pixie Of The Tropical Forest

I was living in Waimea on the Big Island at the time. One day the phone rings and it’s a friend of mine

Life in Napa | The March Garden & Transition Into Spring

There is always something going on in a garden, but not quite as much as during March, at least here in

Springtime Tagliatelle with Asparagus & Peas | Recipe

As you can see, I have been messing around in the kitchen again. You can also see that I have found one of my

Casanova Restaurant | Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Oh yes, those spinach gnocchi au gratin are home made and oh-so-good! They are a popular appetizer in both the

Behind The Photo | After The Storm, Varese, Italy

It was late summer. It had been raining in buckets all day, and the whole thing was wrapped up by a major

 

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Panna Cotta in Two Variations | Classic and with Strawberry Sauce

Me: “What dessert would you like me to make for Sunday?” Valerie: “Well, we still have lots

Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing – day 6 of 7

Aren’t Redwoods just magnificent? I was thrilled to be driving to a new location for our Shinrin-Yoku

Sonoma Plaza Farmers’ Market & The Fig Rig at Roche Winery | Sonoma, California

A couple of weeks before leaving Napa for Carmel, I figured it was about time I visited the renown Sonoma Plaza

Walking Up the Chapels’ Path to Sacro Monte | Varese, Italy

I thought it was time to take you to Italy for a little while, specifically my home town of Varese. I have not

Miette – Larkspur, California

“Hey, I just saw this guy walk past me holding one of your dessert boxes between his hands like a

Looking for Happiness? Try Sunny Yellow!

When people are asked what does yellow remind them of, the answer is often “the sun”. When children

The Carmel Journals | Fairy Tale Cottages & Historic Buildings Tour – part 1

I don’t know about you, but for me, Carmel’s biggest attraction are the many, many gorgeous fairy

Behind The Photo | An Italian Gentleman

I am taking you back to Porto Venere for a moment, as I would like to tell you the story behind this portrait. Mr. Val,

Assorted Pie Pops | Recipe

It seems that the new thing after cake pops are pie pops. Have you seen them anywhere? I saw some in a photo as

 

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Treasure Trove: Once Around – Mill Valley

One day a couple of months ago, I was googling (can you believe that is now a legitimate verb?) for art stores

Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 | San Francisco

About six weeks ago I found out about the Great Dickens Christmas Fair happening in San Francisco over the

The Carmel Journals | Foggy Morning About Town

Considering that in Carmel it is foggy almost every morning, I may have a Foggy Morning chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The Majestic Coastal Redwoods of Muir Woods | Mill Valley, California

With this photo story, I am inviting you to relax and follow me on a virtual walk through the majestic California

Linguine with Zucchini Blossom, Shrimp and Saffron

I was in charge of keeping my friend Valerie’s garden alive while she and her husband were traveling a

Behind the Photo: Vienna Woods, Austria

Sometimes, behind a photo there is a story. And sometimes, behind a photo there is a particular story. I have quite a

Sacred Place | Iolani Palace | Honolulu

The Grand Staircase   ‘Iolani Palace is the former official residence of Hawai’i’s monarchy, and

Crisp Bakeshop | Best in Sonoma, California

Crisp Bakeshop is the best bakeshop in Sonoma County. Ok, there might be others that are good – though I

Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing – Day 1 of 7

Usually Facebook’s wild guessing at what I might be interested in is way off track, but about a month ago