Are you a cancer fighter? Survivor?Or perhaps a caregiver? If so, I hope these recipes will be a helpful resource.  Nourish is my word for this year.  As a  three year breast cancer survivor, I want to reach out and help nourish others who are facing the battle.  Food is an important part of this journey.…

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What a blast to attend a Fabio Live event at Siena Tavern in Chicago with my friend Pamela.  Chef FABIO is genuinely a nice guy.  He even took this selfie of us! It was also a delight to meet Chef David Blonsky, Executive Chef at Siena Tavern. Chef Fabio and his lovely co-host, Cheryl Scott…

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Do you need a last minute idea for a great Valentine’s Day gift from the heart?  Bake a batch of Katie’s Cookies.  Created by my friend, Lynn Gentile and named for my youngest daughter, Katie, these cookies are delicious! Here’s the recipe along with some photos.   Ingredients: 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup butter…

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Last September, my daughter (Melissa) and I took our first trip together to London. What a delight to discover The Henry Root Cafe in Chelsea with my dear friend, May Wong and her famous cockapoo Darcy. William Donaldson (1935-2005),  an English satirist, created the fictitious Henry Root who wrote and published outlandish letters and requests…

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Chef Matt de la Cruz, executive chef at Roy’s Poipu shares his secret ingredients: Passion and Hawaiian salt.  He wakes up every day and is excited about what he does.  “Creativity can be taught, but passion is the catalyst for making the dishes.”  Chef  Matt explained that you can always taste it in the food…

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Since mid-September, the women’s Bible study group at Lutheran Church of the Atonement has been reading the Bible from cover to cover in 90 days! The discipline of this Zondervan study is to read 12 pages a day. I confess that I am still a week behind in my reading, but I am determined to…

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