Get The Good Chocolate for Yourself

"Get the good chocolate for yourself," advises author Simran Sethi, on her newly launched chocolate podcast,  The Slow Melt.  Good chocolate demands you place the decadent morsel in your mouth to slowly seep into each pore of the tongue. And as Simran Sethi discusses both in her podcast and book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of … Continue reading Get The Good Chocolate for Yourself

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America the Beautiful Thanks to the EPA- an open letter to Scott Pruitt

Dear Mr. Scott Pruitt (President Trump's Nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency), On warm winter afternoons, my daughter Estrella and I head to the beach.  She sits in the matching beach chair beside me with her sketch pad and Harry Potter book. But the books are quickly tossed on the beach towel. Instead, she … Continue reading America the Beautiful Thanks to the EPA- an open letter to Scott Pruitt

Spend three times the money on pasture-raised eggs or eat three times the eggs

I hosted an impromptu brunch for 11. Bell pepper, onion, kale, cheese, and butter leftover from last week's farmers’ market were perfect ingredients for a tasty omelet. Apples and bananas leftover from the week's grocery trip earlier in the week, and oranges from our backyard tree became the fruit salad.  The guests, already in my … Continue reading Spend three times the money on pasture-raised eggs or eat three times the eggs