Exotic Flavors

Stolen Moments & Carrot Cake Cookies

My fall flavors are carrot cake & ginger bread! But I have a confession, I don’t bake well. I rarely wear my glasses in the kitchen and I’ve NEVER followed instructions very well so my baking mistakes are epic. The ...
Exotic Flavors

Silk Road Inspired Sichuan Green Beans

The Silk Road is an exotic phenomenon and a place of wonder. In 2015, I was introduced to it while visiting friends in Kashgar. My mind kept telling me I was in China but my senses were experiencing the smells ...
Exotic Flavors

Squash Blossom Salad & Braized Endives

“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook – try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” – Julia Child, My Life in France. Our family came to the south of ...
Collaborations

Stories – The Framework of Our Lives

“I was four years old when my father placed all our worldly goods into a covered wagon and we headed out from Minnesota to North Dakota.” This was my great grandmother’s story handed down to me through the women in ...