Balsamic-Garlic Teriyaki Chicken

I love creating recipes, especially main dishes and desserts, and truly, consuming them feels just as fulfilling as the cooking process. It’s like an eatable gift, a new “package”  arrives  each time I develop a dish. I “unwrap” it as I gather ingredients and tools and then  preparation begins, and voila, soon I’m presented with…

Seasoned cabbage rolls with beef and rice

I remember eating and loving the flavor of  stuffed cabbage as a child. As I faintly recall, the rolls were thick, the nearly translucent cooked cabbage was  smothered in a red sauce that dripped off the sides; it tasted  slightly sweet, but not too much.  I know I loved the combination  of moist beef and…

Cookbooks up on new bookshelf

This is my first official blog post since my friend Sabina Espinet, an excellent graphic designer, fixed my website. Over the last several years my bookshelves have been bulging, overflowing with poetry, gardening, memoir books, books on writing and now cookbooks. Many of the excessive amount of books have ended up stacked neatly on my…