My Mother passed away on April 2nd. I was away from home (my home - not  hers) at the time, vacationing with my sister and her wife when the call came. It was a surreal moment in time. We...
Now, really IN my 50s, reality has hit. Some of my 30s and 40s life-style habits just aren't working for me anymore. I've struggled with the notion of fighting it, accepting it, ignoring it. I've been sad. I've been...
My friend Pam posted this snowy-day frittata on FaceBook yesterday and I just had to share. Thanks, Pam! INGREDIENTS: 4 cups shredded butternut squash (about 1 pound) 1 sweet onion diced Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 7...
I have a teen boy at home and am always balancing the requirement for food VOLUME with health and nutrition. Taco salad bowls are basically a weekly ritual. I use lean, ground turkey meat rather than beef. I also...
Ageism is alive and well; we all know it. In Hollywood, it exists in a very large, brightly-colored, music-themed, kinda way. We've seen some improvements over the last couple of years; Wonder Woman, Atomic Blonde, Rogue One, and Hidden...

To Bujo? Not To Bujo?

This past weekend I was brunching with a dear friend; sharing a glass of wine and catching up on each other's very busy, busy lives. I was trying to describe our impending kitchen re-model and verbally lamented that I...
Most of us have too much sedentary time. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to change an ingrained habit. Let me see if I can convince myself... well, and maybe you too. Believe it or not, we begin to lose lean...
My boyfriend recently requested I have dinner with an ex-colleague of his. He and his wife had invited us for dinner at their house. Saturday night. My immediate reaction? I pushed back on the request. "Why do you want...
I love cut fresh flowers. Who doesn't? I love having lots of them, in different rooms, around the house. The issue, for me, is sourcing them. When I lived in San Francisco, I frequented the Flower Mart. Now, however...

Jack’s Chili

Jack's Chili This recipe is one that I've pieced together from a variety of recipes I perused. I put together some of my favorite, flavorful ingredients. When it's available, I substitute half the ground  pork, veal, beef mixture with ground...

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