Norwegian Hospitality: A Viking Steak Dinner in a Park-Like Setting
Tom-Erik and his wife Anne-Grethe ooze gracious Norwegian hospitality, making you feel as welcome and easy as a summer sunset at their home in Kongsberg.
Summertime is Time for Caprese
You can whip up a delicious caprese in 10 minutes or less, and the result is so satisfying and appealing you’ll want to do it again tomorrow.
The Twilight’s Last Gleaming and a Silly July 4 Poem
Fall in Love with this Arugula, Goat Cheese and Shrimp Salad with Balsamic Dressing
This is a winning team of ingredients, my friends! The peppery arugula is the perfect foundation for the creamy goat cheese and shrimp, and the balsamic dressing ties it all together like a bow on a birthday present.
A Recipe for Bruschetta, “Summer on a Plate”
Bruschetta is so simple, so summery, so garlicky-good. Ripe red tomatoes meet their life partner in soft green basil, with garlic and oil to seal their commitment.
Call It Louis or Call It Louie? Either Way, It’s a Great Summer Salad
Crab Louie is a perfect summer salad, but you don’t have to stop at crab – other seafood like plank-grilled salmon or shrimp are just as good.
January Dreaming: the Simple Elegance of a Summer Starter in Paris
For a moment, I was transported to 1950s Paris, walking along the River Seine, an accordian playing La Vie en Rose, the musician wearing a beret…ah, summer in Paris.
The Best Contagion: Laughter
Oh how therapeutic laughter is! Can’t you feel it just looking at them? This is one of the favorite pictures I’ve ever snapped. I have no idea if it’s “any good” by photography standards, but it makes me happy every time I look at it.
Why Barbecue on July 4?
Pondering a plethora of great grilling options to properly celebrate Independence Day.
Haiku: Summer Reminiscence
Peacefulness and Chipmunk Portraits
Mountain Sunset Haiku and “Enviation”
I’d like to be on that porch at Little House in the Rockies, looking at that sunset, feeling the mountain air, shivering just a little.
A Fire in the Fireplace in the Middle of Summer, a Haiku, and Wildflowers
A change of scenery brings mountain wildflowers, a fire in the fireplace and a haiku about the mesmerizing nature of flames.
The Jazzy Sounds of Summer at Glover Gardens
The summer months bring a welcome flurry of jazzy sounds to Glover Gardens. Here’s the newest recording from a couple of musical millennials with very bright futures, Thomas Wenglinski and Joel White.
Digital Postcard: Glover Gardens Hibiscus
I love hibiscus! Here are a few of my favorite Glover Gardens hibiscus pics, a late-summer garden digital postcard.
Cool Off in the Hot Summer with Salmon Louie Salad
This salmon-based version of the traditional Crab Louie is a cool but surprisingly hearty summer salad.
haiku: hungry hummingbird
Haiku and photo honoring a hungry hummingbird in the cool Colorado August.
My Room with a View: Nautical Twilight in Aberdeen
Nighttime photos of the ever-changing but never-dark sky in the Scottish summertime.
Margaritas, Perfected Over Time by the Raconteur
Unique & delightful margarita recipe from a true raconteur, more tart than sweet and all good.