Christmas Ravioli

Each year before Christmas my family gathers to create our family recipe of ravioli.  The recipe has been past down through the generations on my mother's maternal side of the family.  My grandmother Lucille taught us how to make ravioli many years ago.  She pasted away along time ago but she is … [Read more...]

Gratitude

This morning I got up and walked to my son's room and stood in the doorway.  He came home from college last night after being away for three months.   His suitcase sat in the middle of the floor with clothes strewn about.  There were pillows on the floor and the bed was unmade.  There was a half … [Read more...]

Texas Hill Country

This past September I took a trip to Texas where I visited the Hill Country, which is located in central Texas in between Austin and San Antonio heading west.  The Texas Hill Country consists of 25 counties, which is rich in history and natural wonders.  The topography is gentle rolling hills with … [Read more...]

The Salt Lick BBQ Texas

This month I visited family and friends in Texas!  What a great trip I had!  My visit consisted of lots of quality time with family and friends, a college football game, a Hill Country road trip, Texas wine tasting, The Alamo, lots of shopping, and fabulous BBQ!  Along our road trip, I had asked my … [Read more...]

The Bounty of Late Summer

OK…I know…I've been M.I.A.  So you ask, "Teresa, why have you not post a blog article for the past two months?!"  The answer is I have been overwhelmed with house projects, my son was home from college all summer, and I've been busy canning!  When the tomatoes arrive you must turn your attention to … [Read more...]

Bonny Doon Farm

I have a farm client up in the hills of the Santa Cruz mountains that I think of fondly this time of year.  I can visualize their fields dusted with light fog in the early morning as the sun begins to burn it off and brighten the landscape with its warmth.  I am thinking of Bonny Doon Lavender Farm … [Read more...]

Saint Remy de Provence

I have written before about a fabulous trip I made to Provence France in 2010 with my two oldest friends from childhood, Vicki and Janan.  On one of our two amazing days with our tour guide Laurence brought us to Saint Remy de Provence, to visit a well know farmers' market in the heart of the town. … [Read more...]

Food and Wine Pairing at the Mauna Kea

Each March my husband and I attend his company's reward trip to Hawaii.  This year we went to the Big Island of Hawaii and stayed at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.  The Mauna Kea is the oldest hotel on the big island - build in the 50s by the Rockefellers.  Although the hotel has been completely … [Read more...]

3 Years Blogging!

Each New Year I ponder, "what lies ahead for me?  What unexpected and exciting places and adventures will this year bring?"  Life should be filled with excitement and adventure - just the way I like it!  2015 was no different.  Although 2015 was also greatly colored by my son's life - he selected … [Read more...]

Snow Falling On Lake Tahoe

I spent the first week of this new year in Lake Tahoe - a place I love to visit during all the seasons of the year.  I always enjoy all that Lake Tahoe has to offer on each of the four seasons.  Winter brings snow, which for me means skiing, snow shoeing, and warm crackling fires.  But regardless … [Read more...]