Mexican Mole’ Pumpkin Coconut Soup

This week I picked the last marigolds from the garden, and harvested lots of fennel seed, chives and thyme. Loads of tomatoes, beets too, and butternut squash. With a chill in the air, and now having weathered our first snow of the season, my yearly reluctance to jump into autumn is fading a little, because…

Grilled Colorado Peach Caprese Salad

Colorado peaches are a treasure. Grown on the spectacular western slope of the state, the peach blossoms sometimes, some years, encounter spring snows, freezing the blossoms and wiping out the seasons’ harvests. So those blooms that make it, create a sublime peach that knows both cool night temperatures as are par usual, as well as…

Today was quietly spectacular

Today was quietly spectacular, walking by the ponds, hearing the trilling song of red-winged blackbirds returning, my heart soothed by beauty.

Angels of the Morning – take a walk in the garden

You haven’t heard from me in awhile, dear readers, and the reason why is I’ve been collecting my things and finding a new home and garden in which to dwell. And once several hours of dirt digging has taken place, and some sweat on sunny days – my spirit begins to connect with the earth,…

Drunk on Spring

Oh, Colorado. Thank you for Spring. Such a tease you are.

To persevere with joy

All the grace that may be gleaned, I wish it for you as we travel on, negotiating this journey of life – and a very happy new year – from my backyard, and home, to yours. The last sunset of 2015, seen through my western window through icicle and orchard,  brings me to this: “Turn…

Roast Beet Caprese, and a Cup of Sangria

Every once in a while I have to throw a party. And go all out. Everybody dropped by that were in the neighborhood. You may remember — salivating — along with my friends when you saw this rose tea infused deglet noor date chocolate fudge in a post awhile back. And after a cup or two…