Spinach apple lime smoothie

It’s a glorious morning here in Palm Springs and I’m sitting at the pool with this simple-to-make, refreshing smoothie, a perfect way to alkalize the body after a morning coffee. The habit of drinking water has taken me years to perfect, and it’s a good habit. Years ago when I moved from Ireland and settled … [Read more…]

Aunt Pat’s Banana bread

In 1977 on a trip to Canada to a small town called Lynden Ontario, I met Aunt Pat and the whole Irish Canadian clan. The family had a great big gathering so everyone could meet us and the amount of food that they all prepared could of fed an army. Baked ham’s and Turkey’s and … [Read more…]

Best Black Pepper Chicken or Tofu

 Best Black Pepper Chicken or Tofu.  The weather was unusual this past week with overcast skies and a sprinkling of rain. It will change when the sun put’s its hat on. That’s one thing we can be sure of living in the desert, the sun will shine the pool will get warm and for the … [Read more…]

Here goes! – Oxtail Stew

Oxtail Stew So here I am sitting outside under our mesquite tree with enough birdsong in the air to fill Disney Hall. It’s grey and overcast and my prayers to Zeus have been answered — rain, precious rain, on the way. It’s a rare occurrence in Palm Springs and in this drought, boy do we need … [Read more…]