Author: MJ

  As has been discussed on this blog before, I like Mayonnaise, a lot. Bust sometimes I want to jazz my sandwiches up a little more than adding just plain old mayo. So on those days when I'm feeling the need for excitement I like to...

u·don  (dn) n. A thick Japanese noodle made with wheat flour, usually served in soup or broth. [Japanese, wheat noodle.]     I like soup. I love udon. Last week I found myself at home and hungry for dinner. Had no idea what I was going to make. A quick survey of my...

[caption id="attachment_1149" align="aligncenter" width="2448"] Cornucopia[/caption] Summer means an abundance of riches when it comes to beautiful produce here in Northern California. I am very fortunate to have great friends who think of me when they are overrun with the bounties of summer. This happened to me...

Things currently found in my fridge: Grapefruit Fresh Peaches Really strong french blue cheese I LOVE summer! “I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl, From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl, I’d love to spend a winter with my lovely summer girl, But I’m never warm enough for...

What feeds the soul? In my experience many different things. Maybe it's poetry or music or chocolate. Maybe it's eating Huevos Rancheros on the beach in the early morning after a great surf session in Mexico. Looking forward to lounging in the hammock with a...

Spring has sprung and I am all for it. Popped into Whole Foods yesterday to pick up some bread and walked out with all this beautiful produce. So I got all excited and whipped up some lovely risotto. 1st I boiled my fresh fava beans in...

This has been a challenging year. Back in school, which I love, studying hard to become a teacher.  It has been fun and trying. I attend a college in Sonoma. Of course the dorms are named after "grapes". Never forget that greasy college pizza experience. Even...

It's fall again already! Where does the time go? Came home on a Sunday night after a week packed with a month's worth of events and realized I hadn't thought about dinner. A quick check of the fridge yielded some fresh baby greens that needed to...