Sweet & Spicy Mostarda

Winter in California brings citrus – lemons, oranges, tangerines and limes. This year, I am fortunate to have friends with bountiful backyards and citrus farms that have gifted me with some gorgeous lemons. So, today I shall make mostarda – which is essentially candied fruit with essence of mustard (which a friend brought me from…

San Francisco North Beach Jazz Mural

Last year I spent a weekend in San Francisco enjoying Little Italy and noticed the North Beach Jazz Mural for the first time. What a cool building. Can’t believe I’ve never noticed it before!  The 30 by 40 foot mural was painted in 1987 by Bay Area artist Bill

Marinated Summer Squash Salad

Recently attended a lunch at Mozza Restaurant in Newport Beach celebrating Nancy Silverton’s new book Mozza at Home.  It was so interesting to hear Nancy tell the stories of her food. 

San Clemente Pier

San Clemente, CA. Sometimes we just need to unwind… the sea works wonders.