Category Archives: Health & Home

My Search for Quality Cookware

Tramontina Prima 5 quart Dutch OvenI love kitchen gear. I ordered a new 5 quart Dutch Oven and I’m excited because it’ll be here soon. I’ve been wanting to braise a brisket, and this pot is just the right size. It’ll get used a lot. Here’s what it looks like (see photo above right).… Read more

Sparkling Herbal Coolers

sparkling lemongrass lime mint coolerI had my first Sparkling Lemongrass Lime Mint Cooler at a wonderful Asian fusion restaurant in downtown Santa Cruz, California called the Asian Rose Cafe. I was so intrigued by sparkling herbal coolers that I began collecting recipes and making them at home.… Read more

The Heavenly Cashew Almond Butter Sandwich

Maranatha almond butterI said “are you kidding?” as I looked at the ingredients of the sandwich my friend said I should try. She turned to me and said “Just order it. You have to try one before making up your mind”. I muttered something about the crazy things friends expect you to do and ordered.… Read more