Healthier Zucchini Bread

And so the camping continued this past week, only in the sunshine state of Colorado. My daughter calls it “avocado” and I’m enjoying it too much to correct her. She also pronounces mosquito as “spageeto” and so as you might imagine, when we were in avocado we were bitten by a few spageetoes. For those … Continue reading

Wine and Granola Benders

Down the street from our new offices is my new favorite wine shop: Vinopolis. I love going in there because it feels like a vineyard wine cellar — the temperature is about 50 degrees and there are open crates of bottles everywhere with friendly people willing to give guidance. They offer a wide range of … Continue reading

Red Velvet Disco Cupcakes

It has been some kind of week. Unusually, every night this week involved a commitment. Auction committee meetings, travel to Seattle, Portland Monthly events. There was a point at which I didn’t know if we were going to make it through, but Friday finally arrived. All that glittered was, in fact gold at my friend … Continue reading

Carrot Ginger Soup

It’s the weekend — which for me is synonymous with MAKE-AHEAD! I could eat soup every meal of the day. To me there is nothing more comforting from the holding of the warm bowl or jar in this case, and the knowledge that it does a body good. I have a thing about warm bowls … Continue reading

Fire Roasted Quick Salsa

I have a soft spot in my heart for southwest cuisine. When we visit our family in Tucson, AZ we pay a visit to a local Mexican restaurant that makes fresh salsa right at your table. When we were there a couple of weeks ago I was paying close attention to the ingredients and saw … Continue reading