Author: Debra

2010 . . . A MID-SUMMER GARDEN PIZZA VIDEO

I’m having one of those ‘Rip Van Winkle’ moments because I just  cannot fathom that I’m actually using the words, ‘mid-summer.’ Then I look at the calendar and remember that the temperatures have been above 90 for the past couple of weeks and our gardens do indeed, remind me that […]

FABULOUS CHOCOLATE BRANDY SAUCE

Musical pairing – You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate A couple of weeks ago, I woke up feeling very much like I still wanted to be on vacation back in Santa Cruz; in fact, I was really wishing we had a Gayle’s Bakery so that I could peruse their gorgeous […]

VIETNAMESE-COFFEE CUPCAKES & A PARTY FOR 2

Musical pairing – Just the Two of Us by Bill Withers It was a perfect holiday weekend for The Professor and me; for several years, we’ve hosted a July 4th party at our home with 20+ invited guests.  A whole lotta food and many hours later, we’re spent but very, […]

4TH OF JULY WATERMELON SALAD

Musical pairing – Bang Bang by David Sanborn Well here we are, 4th of July weekend . . . also the end of the week and you’re either having guests for the holiday or you’ve been invited to someone’s party.  And you’re supposed to bring something to share . . […]

BLAME IT ON TWITTER – THE POMMY & MARIE

Musical pairing – A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock and Roll by Donny & Marie Osmond It all started last week when a thread on Twitter caught my eye between Elle’s Kitchen, DuoDishes, AGoodAppetite and Vino Luci mentioning a drink called, ‘The Arnie Palmer’ – which turns out […]

DIM SUM . . . and then some . . .

Musical pairing – Waiting For The Sun by Future Loop Foundation No matter how well you plan something, “stuff” happens, and never is this more true than when traveling.  When we made a quick 3-day trip to Salt Lake City back in May, our intentions were to see our granddaughter, […]

52 Sundays; june 20, 2010

Musical pairing – The Living Years by Mike & the Mechanics “My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe.  To him, all good things, trout as well as eternal salvation, came by grace and grace comes by art, and art does not come easy.” Robert Redford, […]