Cherries are in full season here – red, pink, white, dark red, all sorts of colors are available. My favorites are the Amarena cherries, dark and slightly bitter, with plenty of flesh and juice, the kind of cherries that stain your fingertips and clothes… stains that bring many childhood memories back, the kind of stains that I don’t mind anymore. I loved climbing trees to pick these up when I was a kid and the taste of freshly made cherry jam is something that I will never forget.
Thanksgiving is just a few days away and sweet potatoes will probably be on your table in some form. You might be having the ultra sweet ones with marshmallows, the mashed kind or maybe even sweet potato pie. I prefer the simple and easy version that still keeps its texture and can be on your plate next to your traditional mashed potatoes. If you are going to someone’s house and need to bring a side, this is definitely something that travels well and is a great complement to the rest of the spread.
Despite the fact that it was 90 degrees here in Los Angeles yesterday and I was swimming in the ocean, cold and flu season is still upon us. And with two young children in the house, I am sure we will be having our fair share of runny noses this coming winter. So I am already looking...Read More »