EASY WINTER SOUP

It has been so cold here in LA, San Francisco cold. When it is chilly like this you want comfort food to warm your body and soul. Soup is cold Continue Reading →

Trader Joe’s Lentil Dip

    If you have followed me or you know me, you know I am often inspired when I walk into a Trader Joe’s. I love it and love their Continue Reading →

MASTERING THE ART OF FRUGAL COOKING

“Life itself is the proper binge.” ― Julia Child It was the movie Julie and Julia that inspired me to write a blog. I was living in NYC and already on Continue Reading →

HOMEMADE BREAKFAST BARS

Hello to all. I have not posted in a while, my computer was down but I am happy to say it is working once again. In the time it was down I Continue Reading →

FRUGAL IS NOT AN F WORD

Good day, it is a good day. Today is day two of my countdown and challenge and leads me to my winter solstice 50th Birthday. Lately I have been contacted Continue Reading →

HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE

With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower. Johnny Weissmuller                             Continue Reading →

MIGHT AS WELL JUMP

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu Happy Thursday to all. It’s been well over a month since I posted, things Continue Reading →

HAPPY ST PATTY’S DAY

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” ― Sophia Loren   Happy St Patty’s day, eat your greens.  I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and my Italian father had a Continue Reading →

MY NUMBER ONE INSPIRATION ( in the black bathing suit)

That’s my beautiful Mother in a black bathing suit and the age of 15.  A lot has been going on here. My book Camellia in Snow is out and getting Continue Reading →