Drum roll please–first blog recipe!

one evening I was restless, so I browsed my three–foot stack of cooking magazines and saw a few interesting recipes, like the following one. It appeared different with roasted potatoes. Over the years I have been bored with boiled potatoes, so bland, simple, so this recipe caught my attention. Plus, I had several fresh veggies…

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…

Classic Fiesta Dip

From Nourished: A Memoir of Cooking and the Arts by Marilyn Raff       Prep. Time:  30 Minutes     /     Serves 6-8 16-18 oz refried black or pinto beans – try half and half 2/3  cup prepared taco dip 1 cup sour cream 2 ripe avocados, pitted, skinned, minimally mashed with…

Superior Spinach Quiche

From Nourished: A Memoir of Cooking and the Arts, by Marilyn Raff Cook and Prep. Time: 90 minutes     /     Serves 4 6 eggs, lightly mixed 1 ½ cups heavy cream or half and half 2 cups chopped fresh spinach, packed medium-tight. Frozen spinach works too, but cook it half way through,…