Moules Marinière à la Crème, Season 2 Premiere

Cooking in the kitchen is when I take a breath from the day. Especially when I am cooking for one person (that would be me! ;)), this routine of imagining in my mind what I am craving, letting my appetite anticipate the deliciousness that will soon be savored, and finding balance and nutrition in what […]

A Simple Summer Dessert: Homemade Ricotta Mousse with Fresh Berries

Lately I have been trying to stretch my palette as well as my abilities in the kitchen. And often my inspiration comes from delicious food I have the opportunity to enjoy when I dine out and about in Bend or elsewhere. Such was the case when I dined at The French Market a few weeks […]

A Savory Spring Clafoutis: Mushrooms & Parmesan

Always looking for simple and delicious recipes to add to my recipe box (also known as my online blog archives), when I saw a savory clafoutis recipe in Patricia Wells’ latest cookbook My Master Recipes centered around the elusive Morel mushroom, I took note. Clafoutis, especially a pear clafoutis is my favorite as I shared last year, […]

Dark Chocolate Truffles

As someone who enjoys a dark chocolate truffle each evening I haven’t had dessert, paired with a cup of tea, I have never made my own. To be entirely honest, I assumed it was an arduous task and best to simply let the experts work their magic. How wrong I was. The good news is […]