Taking a page from life and simply writing about the strife Daily challenges that offer balance to the good and bad and otherwise in between I like my stress relaxed enough that I can manage the discord it spreads on the plate But of late my menu option is not to be, but rather a […]Read more "It Is Life"
The artist at work ignores the world Half dark and half light invade the room as he draws the beat from his heart to his head to his ear to his screen and to hopefully…the world Letting go of a creation is the singlemost difficult thing to do Once you put it out there, it […]Read more "The Foolish Beat"
Celebrating a birthday with one of the veterans in the family Sister to my Dad, mother of my cousins and Tia to so many of us She’s seen ninety summers in what will always seem like much too brief a life Sitting around a table of people who innately know your wants and needs is […]Read more "He Is Still Here"
It’s a dish usually served cold, remarkably frigid. Sitting under the cloche, it remains hidden and once revealed it makes its appearance on the colorless plate. Unadorned, lacking presentation and seasoned in a saucy, bitter coulis emulsified with the seed of indifference, it calls out from the table. Coming from an open, accesible kitchen where […]Read more "It Stood Alone"
He’s not always the most expressive of people Quiet, inward, observant are words that can describe him best He loves a great meal and loves his wine, whether or not it pairs well with the food He knows what he likes and he is unapologetic for it He loves fiercely and with understood demand, without […]Read more "When He Shines"
I take her away every year Let her run from the reality of today The hotel room sends a message It should get easier It has not Why you had more of an impact than most is clear You are of her generation A group that should still be here, partying and laughing along with […]Read more "And Yet It Is Real"
I find hope and the embrace of a new day in each serving that comes my way Coloring my world with the trails of Brazil, the mountains of Colombia or the rainforests of Hawaii I remain faithful to the crop I taste the depth of your lands and pinpoint that spot where you developed your […]Read more "Cafe"