it’s all about the mini

I have always had an affinity for miniature.  When I was young and my parents would travel, they would bring me back miniatures, mostly animals.  Still to this day, if it’s good big, then mini is even better.  Miniatures are just so darn cute.  Think about it.  Kitten are cuter than cats.  Puppies are cuter than dogs (Don’tContinue reading “it’s all about the mini”

happy new year

Fall brings harvest, naked trees and generally a new Jewish year.  This year is 5772.  The Hebrew calendar is lunar, so holidays don’t fall at the same time each year.  We eat apples and honey to welcome a sweet new year.  This takes on a few variations in the form of honey cake or apple cake. ThisContinue reading “happy new year”

happy hour at home

I had the great fortune to go to last year’s Dove Lewis Wet Nose Soiree.  This is a black tie fundraiser for our local (amazing, incredible…) emergency vet clinic.  New Deal was the featured cocktail sponsor and I got to go represent.  At events like this, their hope is that they will ply enough peopleContinue reading “happy hour at home”

Burrito Bowls

Canned beans are so passe.  I don’t know where the great fear of dried beans came from, but it’s over-rated.  In my journey of culinary exploration I’ve been playing with different recipes, different beans and different methods.  So far my favorite has been pinto beans from Cooking Dude. As you will learn if you continueContinue reading “Burrito Bowls”