Second Snow

Last night's snow fell gently, coating each branch and berry in a sparkling, sugar cookie blanket of white. Though the flowers and leaves have disappeared, winter's backdrop unveils a skeletal beauty that summer disguises with its splendor.

California Wine Country

Oh Napa Valley, how I fell for you! Your sexy, curving roads thrilled. Your warm October breezes, heady with eucalyptus, rosemary, and grapes intoxicated. Your wine sated and delighted. And your food. Oh, your food! Each ingredient shining but not overpowering, casually lending just-yanked-from-the-garden character. And your insouciant beauty, from vista to vineyard lunch, aroused … Continue reading California Wine Country

Roasted Buttercup Squash and Soba Noodle Salad with Creamy Miso Ginger Dressing

This hearty autumn salad was inspired by last week's trip to Napa Valley. On our first day, we drove to Sonoma County and spent a lazy afternoon wandering around Healdsburg. SHED, the foodie paradise market and café, was by far our favorite spot. My friend Domonique, a San Fransisco native, mentioned that it's probably the … Continue reading Roasted Buttercup Squash and Soba Noodle Salad with Creamy Miso Ginger Dressing

Images from the Sail: Cape Elizabeth to Boston

We continued our journey from Casco Bay's Jewell Island to the bustling town of Freeport, where we spent an afternoon shopping, dining and stretching our sea legs. But this enjoyment proved to be short lived. I was anxious to return to more peaceful and unpopulated surroundings. Our next anchorage did not disappoint. Just off the … Continue reading Images from the Sail: Cape Elizabeth to Boston