shakshouka

Dear Laura, Oh geez, I thought I had published this letter. How many months has it been now? We’re in the sweltering heat of the long weekend when I made this shakshouka after that winter storm at your place. And now, you’re making it again with homemade bread and fresh herbs from your garden forContinue reading “shakshouka”

banana leaf mural

Dear Laura and Richard, You know, when most people offer to paint a mural in your newly renovated home, rarely do people take on the offer. But I’m so glad you’re both so trusting and adventurous (I believe Howard called it “brave”) because now we can brush aside the naysayers. Thanks for laying down theContinue reading “banana leaf mural”

saffron, orange, and honey madeleines

Dear Laura, It was so good to catch up last night! You picked a great day to come over, I’m sorry I stuffed you with pasta and madeleines and we didn’t have room for some waffles and ice cream. We’ll have to take a snow-check for those. Howard’s parents gave me the little box ofContinue reading “saffron, orange, and honey madeleines”

tropical garland

Dear Laura, Hey sis, how’s it going? It’s been such a crazy month of June – some highlights with memories I’ll cherish forever and some bad news as you already know. Thanks again for having your family help out for my mom’s 60th birthday party. I love that you love the parties I throw andContinue reading “tropical garland”

puffy heart pancakes

Dear Laura, You’re my first posted letter of the year! I’m so behind on writing you because January and February just flew by. I was sick the first and third week of the year and then so busy on all those weekends we hoped to go snow tubing. And of course you had your epicContinue reading “puffy heart pancakes”