Minestrone Soup

With the return of fall, I thought it would be appropriate to give you the recipe for a nice hearty soup. There are a...

Zucchini Basil Soup or Coulis

One of the great things about this soup is how versatile it is. I’m not referring too how it can be used as a...

Cheese Fondue

Sometimes it is hard for me to believe it has been several decades since I first moved to Tahoe. I should say, moved to...

Seasoning steaks

By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Seasoning steaks sounds pretty simple and straight forward, right? Well, it is – sprinkle the steak with salt and...

Carbs for cross-country skiing

  It’s always a good time to click into our cross-country skis, slip into the woods and enjoy a little peaceful solitude. Cross-country skiing is...

Genoise Sponge Cake

It has been a while since I’ve done a dessert and with all that’s gone on in Boston since the marathon, and since all...

Shish Kabobs for the Grill

  There is so much that can be done on a grill, it is often hard to choose what to cook. Kabobs are a great...

Irish Lamb Stew

St. Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish — anything green, shamrocks and luck. To those who celebrate its intended meaning,...

Greens, Eggs & Bacon

I think that I need to set the stage for this one a little before giving you the recipe. So, there I was on...

Curry Paste

My vegetarian friend told me she loves curry. Being nosy, I like to find out the reason why people are vegetarians. Don’t get me...