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July 19, 2017

Mother Nature has a sixth sense for when we're reaching our temperature breaking point. At the very same moment your hot oven becomes unwelcome, a tomato is being plucked from the vine and a cucumber is being nestled into its stall at the farm stand.

It feels rather serendipitous that the stars of…


Mix cheesy eggs and ripe avocado for yummy breakfast taco

July 12, 2017

Long before I knew that the origin of breakfast tacos were a hotly debated topic, I was eating them and loving them. I had my first breakfast taco many years ago in Houston and have enjoyed many more in Austin, Texas. But, I am not about to give birthright credit to any particular city in because I…


Make a yummy Spanish tortilla without all the calories

July 05, 2017

Growing up in the Southwest, a tortilla was a thin flatbread used to wrap around grilled meat and make tacos. I was in my 30s before I visited Barcelona, Spain, and was served a Spanish tortilla — a completely different dish — and I fell in love instantly.

A Spanish tortilla is…


Summer treat: Hot fruit crisp topped with vanilla ice cream

June 28, 2017

The crisp, cobbler, crumble, grunt, slump or buckle. What do these all have in common? They are all fruit desserts baked with a sweet “pastry” topping.

They’re also the epitome of a fresh summer dessert — although I have been known to turn apples and pears into crisps in the…