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Giant green stalks. Affectionately known among friends here as ‘sparkles’, a play on the  German word for asparagus, ‘spargel’.

Russian salad is a bit like the term borsht. There are as many recipes for how to make either of these as there are people making them. One co...

Chickpea. Garbanzo beans. Ceci. Chana. Gram. Top top mama. Nohut.


Whatever country you’re from whatever you call it, this beautiful bean is one of my personal comfort foods. 

As a very small child I am told my teeth would not come in and Poppa, my Spanish great grandf...

Bunny & the Bearli's admire coconut palms at sunset on the beach outside our guest house Whispering Shells in Kalutara, Sri Lanka.

King coconut. Possibly one of the things that makes me love southern India and Sri Lanka so much is the coconut. Plentiful on the trees, co...

August 4, 2019

A new Turkish salad bowl, colorfully calling out to be filled with summer salads.

Global warming, diet inducing?  Eating in the heat can be nauseating, and cooking in the heat can daunt even the most culinary inclined. Nature obliges, with an abundance of summer fruits...

As a rule, the banana and I are not on good terms. Years of constipation already had me avoiding the banana. Even promises that it was a muscle relaxant/cramp reducer due to its potassium richness, could not persuade me to risk its side effects – no poop for the consti...

April 2, 2019

Left Bunny about to dig into her first asparagus Milanese of the season; right various asparagus in season in Bologna street market accompanied by the ever fresh lemon.

Tender green shoots poke above the ground and announce the coming of spring. The name for aspara...

Mom's spaghetti sauce, in her special sauce pot.

Spaghettis sauce could be the epitome of why food speaks to me. Growing up in a “Latin” home, 3 parts Italian and 1 part Spanish, I was surrounded by food and it spoke, every dish either had a story or was a story in itse...

March 1, 2019

Once again, my NT alma mater IINH, gave me the opportunity to lead an interactive session titled Food & Culture with fellow Nutritional Therapists (NTs), Nutrition & Health Coaches (NHCs), and current students of these disciplines. In this 75 minute program we exp...

February 21, 2019

Bunny poses with Maggie's gluten-free chocolate orange cake at a birthday celebration.

Straight to the point - Bunny and I basically have just one dessert. This gluten-free chocolate orange cake has been served at all matter of special occasions since I discovered it wh...

January 14, 2019

Center me, circa 2006, with my Christmas present and newly knitted accessories, ready for the old new year; top left on the ice new year's day; middle left Aliona and I celebrating; bottom left Natasha, Iosef, & Margarita my favorite Russians; next three me goofing off...

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Asparagus risotto a Salute to spring

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Asparagus risotto a Salute to spring
Ceci, my favortie bean

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Ceci, my favortie bean
Coconut Cookies - Southern India & Sri Lanka in a nut and a cookie

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Coconut Cookies - Southern India & Sri Lanka in a nut and a cookie
Summer Salads - eating in a heat wave

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Summer Salads - eating in a heat wave
The banana and its role in the ideal breakfast bread

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The banana and its role in the ideal breakfast bread
Asparagus, nature announces spring

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Asparagus, nature announces spring
Sauce or gravy?

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Sauce or gravy?
FOOD & Culture: Emily's kefir & chia seed pudding

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FOOD & Culture: Emily's kefir & chia seed pudding
Bunny's only dessert: Maggie's gluten-free chocolate orange cake

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Bunny's only dessert: Maggie's gluten-free chocolate orange cake
Old New Year Russian Style

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Old New Year Russian Style
Dizee's Irish coffee rings in the season

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Dizee's Irish coffee rings in the season
Mom & Nana's Anisette Cookies

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Mom & Nana's Anisette Cookies
Thanksgiving - gratitude is an everyday holiday

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Thanksgiving - gratitude is an everyday holiday
Ode to the Crock-Pot

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Ode to the Crock-Pot
Food Speaks for IWCL: using food to express gratitude

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Food Speaks for IWCL: using food to express gratitude
Giorgia's Granola

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Giorgia's Granola
Artichokes: Anti-inflammatory Thistles from Heaven

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Artichokes: Anti-inflammatory Thistles from Heaven
Charlies Flourless Birthday Cake

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Charlies Flourless Birthday Cake
Easter: Bunny's Bread Holiday

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Easter: Bunny's Bread Holiday
A Nowruz recipe to Celebrate the New Year, the Coming of Spring & Every day Living

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A Nowruz recipe to Celebrate the New Year, the Coming of Spring & Every day Living
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