make a pasta dish out of nothing

make a pasta dish out of nothing

In roughly six months my life will turn upside down. Gone will be my delicious self-directed schedule, answering only to me and, occasionally, Ralph. Soon, I’ll report to my partners, our employees and most especially our guests. It’s daunting to step up … Continue reading

ooey gooey chocolate

ooey gooey chocolate

Last October, entrepreneur Judith Mackin created and organized a fund-raising event for the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation called OH! CHAIR-ITY! She asked if I was willing to cook dinner for six guests at her home, as one of the … Continue reading

hot caprese pasta salad – a new go-to

hot caprese pasta salad – a new go-to

Hot Caprese Pasta Salad is a keeper! My Hot Caprese Pasta Salad isn’t your typical  North American macaroni pot-luck go-to. Instead of elbow pasta, mayo and chopped celery, I borrowed ingredients from the classic Italian Caprese salad: tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, … Continue reading

Rome

Rome

Roma was the final chapter in our Italian odessey. Despite the soaring temperatures, train loads of tourists, wild traffic, brutal car exhaust and sore feet, under the watchful eye of Julius Caesar and countless other famous Romans, we were still game to … Continue reading

tagliata with pea shoots

tagliata with pea shoots

I am so touched by all of your kind words. Never in a million years did I think losing Molly would be so devastating. Over the years, I have witnessed friends losing pets. I tried to comfort them as best I … Continue reading