Kyoho Grape and Cucumber Relish

Kyoho Grapes (1 of 1)

Kyoho grapes are softer than your average supermarket grape that is available year round, and more prone to damage.  At best they will last a week before fermentation sets in.  They are a Concord cross and have a wonderful, heady, jammy aroma.  While they have seeds and I normally shy away from seeded grapes, when I first sampled the kyoho this week at my favorite farmer’s market I was so smitten I bought some, not caring that I would spend a bit of time slicing and seeding them. Read More

Croque Madame Crostini

The french sandwich Croque Monsieur becomes a Madame when adorned with a fried egg.  It is a very sensual and decadent sandwich, also quite messy to eat.  I have turned the Madame into a Madame Crostini, making it somewhat easier to eat and a little less filling.   Read More

Visit Me in Los Angeles! (A Guide)

Follow Me 2 (1 of 1)

This post has helped me organize my thoughts and goals for Sofia (at Papaya Pieces) and Patty‘s (Patty Nguyen) visit in September.  I’m so excited!  We’re packing a lot in, but since we’ll put Sofia on a plane right away to Europe, she can sleep off her exhaustion; Patty has to go back to a schoolroom full of . . . highschoolers, so I’m not so sure what we’ll do with her for her recovery. Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

Wedding Ring Found in Front Yard After It Had Gone Missing 4 Years Earlier. Read More

How to Propose Marriage by Bike

Cyclist Murphy Mack rode 18 miles, torched 749 calories & traced out the words “Marry me Emily” surrounded by a heart on the Streets of San Francisco 

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Phonography: Using Your Lens as Macro

This is the lovely and delicious Cactus Apple, up close. Read More