Exotic Flavors

Easy Southwest Egg Bake with Green Chile

Simple, delicious, inexpensive recipes make it easy to say come on over! Before living in Texas I’d never eaten a green chile.  Hatch Green Chile season is now a special time of year. The scent of fresh roasting peppers is something ...
Exotic Flavors

Super Simple Salsa

  Well-loved recipes at the heart of family and culture are my favorite. They’re elusive because they aren’t often captured. They’re in the heads and hearts of home chefs across the world. Recipes requested often from my kitchen, but not ...
Global Lit

Fantastic Books for Your Next Adventure.

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” -J.K. Rowling Adventure in our house can be a giant tent built out of sheets that consumes the living room while my children chase their imaginations down unknown roads. ...
Ndjerareou Journey

Daffodil Adventure

Our first daffodil adventure was my mother’s idea. Daffodil’s are her favorite flower and an early herald of spring. The hunt for the happy yellow blossoms can be as simple or elaborate as you can imagine. In previous years, we’ve ...
Exotic Flavors

Plum & Cider Preserves

Robert Farrar Campon, Episcopal priest, host, writer and food theologian, believed hospitality began with thoughtful, generosity. “If you can possibly do so, contrive to make even a part of anything come to the table twice.” He draws our attention to ...
Exotic Flavors

Chadian Spinach & Peanut Stew

It was such a gift to learn how to make this spinach & peanut stew years ago when I first married my husband who is from Chad, Africa.  Over the shoulder of my sister-in-law, I learned the basic foundation for ...
Cross Cultural Family

Tabling Together

“The secret to a wonderful dinner is comfortable seating” -Sarah J. Herman Bold advice coming from an executive chef. Sarah’s Sunday dinners, her families consistent collaboration and care for their guests shaped my understanding of hospitality. The best hosts understand ...
Collaborations

The Noonday Demon

 A Writer’s Perspective on Acedia and the Spiritual Gift of Solitude. Originally published in Fathom Magazine Acedia: “A state of restlessness and inability either to work or to pray” I have a love hate relationship with writing. It’s a creative passion ...