Roast Beet and Goat cheese Napoleon salad

Roasted Beet Napoleon salad

Roast Beet and Goat cheese Napoleon salad. I was looking through my cook books yesterday afternoon while the wind storm roared and raindrops fell. I spotted an old cookbook of Wolfgang Puck’s and pulled it out and flicked through the pages. A Roasted Beet Napoleon salad caught my eye. The splendid color of the beet … [Read more…]

Muesli packed with healthy goodness

Muesli

Muesli simply the best. While traveling through Switzerland on a road trip last May, what struck me most was the fresh, crystal-clear, unused air — at least it felt like that. The Alps are spectacular, looming up into the clearest of blue skies. And, the beauty of the countryside took my breath away. The pristine … [Read more…]

Spinach apple lime smoothie

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

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…]

Empty Nest

Good morning friends. The winds have been blowing continually, and late yesterday evening the baby fledglings flew the coop in a flurry of pink blossoms. One flew off into the world and never looked back, the other not quite ready for flight, perched on a branch and clung on for dear life in the whirling … [Read more…]