Œufs cocotte a la provençale 

Œufs Cocotte, baked or shirred eggs are so simple and versatile, you can pretty much satisfy everyone’s taste in one pan! How often can you say you made 12 different breakfasts in one humble muffin tin?!? We are gearing up for Tropical Storm Chaba here on the island, so I’m trying to plan as though…

Trenchard Square

Our first wonderful neighbors in Trenchard Square were the N’s. Mr. N was T’s boss…(WHAT?? You lived next door to your boss?? Yeah, we got that a lot.) And Mrs. N was my mentor.  It wasn’t awkward, AT ALL! In fact, all the fabulous qualities you hope for in a good neighbor (not to sound…

Smitten Kitchen 

This is what my blog wants to be when it grows up!! Enjoy this wonderful little sunken apple-honey cake from smitten kitchen. sunken apple and honey cake  

Fresh Ricotta 

This easy homemade cheese is wonderful any time of day. For a sumptuous start to your day, serve it with honey and kosher salt on grilled crusty bread; for a simple snack, drizzle olive oil over a large dollop of ricotta, sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and kosher salt and serve with crusty bread…

Truffle Brownies

    These incredible delights are so rich, you only need to serve a 1 x 1 inch square… dressed up with some whipped bourbon cream with vanilla bean and strawberries, you’ve got a lovely dessert. v 1 1/4 c butter 3/4 c Dutch cocoa 6 oz good quality dark chocolate, chopped 2 T water…

Pizza in Japan!

It’s been awhile since I have posted. I am motivated now, and have some exciting things for you!  We’ll be firing up the pizza oven today – can you believe we can’t find firewood in Okinawa? Not that anyone wants to build a fire when it’s 117 with the heat index – but, come on!…