green is the new orange…

Hey, if a tv show can do it (Orange is the New Black – a Netflix Original series), so can I!  This, however, is not another episode of Piper Kerman’s memoir-turned-tv-show, but a tribute to an island. Okinawa, that is. I visited the local fruit market yesterday, and walked away with way too much for…

A Mouthful of Summer

“Everything in moderation…including moderation.” ~ Julia Child The most requested recipe?  Fruit Pizza!!  Aside from my pizza dough, this tasty gem of a dessert has even the biggest skeptic (what? fruit pizza?) asking for more and eventually asking for the recipe.  For my “gluten-free” friends, using a combination of gluten-free and coconut flours and coconut…

No Soda Today!

My friends know I’m a hater of diet soda [bad aspartame! bad aspartame!]  I say, do natural (real sugar) or do nothing! Every day, I consume about 200 ounces or more of water.  I have been told I was going to drown myself (hyponatremia)… but, I feel parched with less!  Sometimes I’ll add wedges of…

Art of Canning

My dear friend Renee came over the other day ~ We made a lovely Spiced Plum-Pear Butter, laced with vanilla bean and a Vanilla Strawberry Jam ~ oh, my! For any of you that are interested in trying these or any other canning recipe, I’ve added a couple of links to help with any questions….