This blog is full of simple recipes I’ve collected from Alaska to the South Pacific and the Caribbean. Old family recipes and some new gourmet recipes for preserves and condiments round out the categories and the eclectic array.
I’m passionate about fresh organic ingredients and just like my mother, I love cooking for a crowd and preserving for a cold winter’s day. I hope you’ll enjoy these recipes and make them yours. Your comments are always welcomed.
Some of the more interesting roles I’ve played include charter cook in the Caribbean, accountant and tax preparer in Alaska and the Pacific NW, restaurateur in the South Pacific islands, TV cooking show presenter in Tonga, sous chef in New Zealand, editor and writer for a coffee shop publication in Puget Sound, and owner of a sandwich shop and espresso bar in Gig Harbor, WA.
Currently, I am retired and live in Rincon on the Western side of Puerto Rico. I stay busy gardening, pickling and preserving the local produce, cooking Puerto Rican dishes, recycling plastic shopping bags and old t-shirts into rugs, giving crochet classes at the local Arts & Crafts Gallery, and from time to time I sell my goodies at the Farmer’s Market in the Plaza de Rincon. Reading is also a passion of mine so I have turned my veranda into a book-exchange, open 3 days a week. There’s always plenty to do and try when you have a creative side that yearns for fulfillment.