Autumn

We’ve has a long and very hot Summer that ran farther than usual into October. But now, Autumn is finally here! There are still some warm-ish days but heat is gone and the nights range from crisp to down-right chilly. Since our summer was so hot and dry there was a chance that the fall…

Old Recipes have weird measurements….

I found this on Facebook and I knew that I needed to share it. Have you ever looked through an old cookbook and wondered what some of those measurements were? I know I have! Here’s a cute graphic that might help with some of those odd ones.   D.

Spring in Northern California, Part 1

Spring is in full force around here!  (My sincerest sympathies for those of you still stuck in the snow.)  I know that it is officially a few days a way, but the hills here apparently haven’t looked at the calendar. While we desperately need rain, we’ve had mostly sunny days and the wildflowers are blooming….

Napa Valley at the end of Winter

Winter in the Napa Valley is ending a bit early this year.  The weather in Northern California has been warm and dry — while we are enjoying that we really need some more rain! The mustard is blooming early this year.   Trimming of the vines has started.  How the vines are pruned depends of…

While I was gone……

…….. I made a few changes and I had a serious talk with myself about what I really want for this blog to be. Some of the changes are technical: new hosting and a new theme.  I was very unhappy with my previous hosting.  Let’s just say that it was a case of you get…