Abigail wasted no time. She quickly gathered … nearly a bushel of roasted grain, 100 clusters of raisins, and 200 fig cakes. ~ 1 Samuel 25:18 When it came to catering, Abigail of Carmel was no slouch. This wise woman of ancient Israel knew that a meal...
Italian food really reflects the people. It reflects like a prism that fragments into regions. ~ Lidia Bastianich If you’ve grown up believing fabulous plates of pasta, pizza, and bread were the greatest pleasures Italian cooking had to offer, hold on to your...
“Good food is a celebration of life.” — Sophia Loren, actress Uh-oh! What do you do when that special event is now just around the corner and you’re sure of only one thing: You want to serve a dessert that’s anything but ordinary. Celebrating with some...
“Authenticity” —as a goal—sounds noble enough, but flavor is what counts. The Spaghetti Carbonara recipe I’ve followed for decades, one I can vouch for, comes from a vintage cookbook called… The Italian Cookbook. I found “The Italian...
. . . Rome is as good as it gets, particularly when you throw in Italian food.~ Roger Federer The cuisine of Rome is like its people ~ direct and energetic. Throughout the city and the surrounding region of Lazio, strong flavors prevail in dishes made with...
Life is short but it is wide. ~ Spanish proverb
...God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure,
shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus.
He will never give up on you. Never forget that.
~ 1 Corinthians 1:7-9 MSG
14 SORT OF RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME
Made in Brooklyn.
Fave Cuisines: Japanese, Southern Italian, and Southern USA.
Certified arts and design nerd who studied decorative arts history at the New York School of Interior Design and art appraisal at NYU.
Earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies with a history concentration at NYU.
And no, I'm not in love with NYU. But I do luv history and languages. Living in NM makes me glad one of them is Spanish.
Fave collectibles: Friends, memories, vintage serveware and fashion accessories.
Fave getaway: Walking city with choice eats, grand old buildings, and lots of art.
Sang with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir for 14 years.
Served in Bermuda, Europe, Hawaii, and California as a naval officer.
Earned a certificate to teach English as a Second Language from Cambridge University and taught high schoolers in Japan.
Favorite international snack: Dates (Deglet Noor or Medjool) dipped in tahini. With morning coffee, oh.my.goodness.
Fave local snack: Red Chile Southwest Kettle Korn sold at the Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market.