Mocha Bundt Cake

Glorious Springtime Weekend. Planting seeds by day, House of Cards by night. There is a new chicken at the Hammer ranch, Juicy. She’s a beauty. And a new flower post fashioned from a PVC pipe, hole punched and spray-painted and stacked with petunias and other bloomers. Pretty sure this is un-waterable…. didn’t think about that […]

Chicken-Andouille Gumbo and Bread Pudding

Well if I had pralines for breakfast, I suppose it’s a sign that I’m returning to good health (or rather, evidence that indeed I do share genetic material with the estimable lifelong confectioneer, Ruth Broomfield.) Between Whiplash and Birdman, jazz featured prominently this year at the Academy Awards, and something about jazz gets me in a […]

Southwest Quinoa

While the Oscars rolled out the red carpet, KP and I rolled out the red table cloth. I’ll be posting all week from the Academy Award Party feast. To start, as it is the International Year of Quinoa (I love making the proclamation over and over), make this tonight and it will last all week. […]