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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

Traveler | The English Bulldog Hula Girl

Meet Traveler. Isn’t she just the most irresistible Hula girl, ever? I met Traveler while on my 2-day

Dungeness Crab Salad with Tangelos, Avocado & Celery | Recipe

Considering that I still have not found my soup pots and utensils like wooden spoons and such, my cooking

Life in Napa | The February Garden & Making Progress

My Mum said “Yikes!”, too. I am talking about all my stuff piled up in the living room. But like

My Latest Creative Burst | Floral Art Note Cards

You know how sometimes you just need a few note cards on hands to send for a birthday, or as a thank you note,

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

Bouchon Bakery | Yountville, California

Don’t you just love it when famous places live up to their reputation? Bouchon Bakery is one of those.