Category Archives: Blog

The lemon tree

I always wanted a lemon tree in my garden. My years in Chicago made it impossible due to the harsh winters. After enjoying homemade limoncello in Positano, Italy, I dreamt of lemon trees for months. Moving to Tucson ten years ago made those dreams a reality. […]

Espresso Salt

What do you do when your recipe flops?


Marmite, Vegemite or Cenovis? I choose Cenovis.

My favorite foods of 2010

My favorite foods of 2010.


Plagiarism and copyright. Who owns an idea?

The Bonfire

We have been having a perfect fall here in the midwest this year. Blue skies, warm weather and the leaves turning orange. Which means it's time for Dennis and Claudia's annual bonfire.

The film festival

The Chicago International Film Festival


I love mushrooms, cultivated or wild. I love their earthy flavors especially this time of the year when the weather turns cool.


We were fascinated by the cigarette packaging in Thailand.


Our adventure in through India, Bhutan, Thailand and Cambodia

The Writer

After a couple of days we became more and more intrigued with our neighbor. He seemed to work all of the time at his desk. Day and night. No matter how early we left for the temples or how late we came home from dinner, he was still at work.

The Thai Massage

I've had a little Thai massage before in Tucson, usually in combination with a manual lymph drainage massage, but never for a full hour. It was wonderful.