Thai Curry Soup Two Ways

Green curry on the left, red on the right This recipe is really very flexible for different vegetables and proteins (or no proteins)! We've started to get temperatures in the high nineties here in El Paso so I went for a lighter version here, but you could use more regular coconut milk and serve this... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

There's a lot of great food in El Paso, but the best food here is Mexican-style burritos guisado (burritos filled with stewed meat until it's soaking and messy and divine) and anything with roasted chiles. We have all manner of chain restaurants and some great burger places (green chiles on mine, please!). We've even got... Continue Reading →

Can You Live a Minimalist Life When Your Cooking is Maximal?

Yes. There you go, mystery solved! A new grocery store opened near our house and I am counting down the days until I reach peak immunity and can venture inside. I'll be wearing a mask of course, but I don't know if the store is requiring them for all guests and our governor has removed... Continue Reading →

Springtime Feast for New Beginnings

Easter is a religious holiday with secular themes anyone can enjoy, like the promise of a new beginning each spring. This year, the celebration included a sense of relief and anticipation for the possibilities in the remainder of 2021 -- the day before Easter I got my second dose of the vaccine! My husband and... Continue Reading →

An Irish Menu

On the menu this week: Irish favorites! Unfortunately, I don't have any family recipes from my Irish relatives, so the internet's offerings were the best I could do. Using a skillet makes the bottom extra crusty A few weeks ago I made several Russian meals starting with black bread, which served as a "safe" food... Continue Reading →

One Stitch, Two Stitch, Head Stitch, Blue Stitch

I have two sons who have been locked in the house with each other for an entire year. They haven't seen their friends, been to Kung Fu class, been in school, or to a public playground since the world fell apart. Things are getting wild over here. The boys' arguments are starting to get more... Continue Reading →

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