Fennel and Friends

Herbs! How dull our lives would be without herbs. Surprisingly, many people are averse to using them or dangerously flirt with some of the more mellow herbs. Such a shame! Herbs are a low-calorie, low-sodium way to add a flavor boost while providing extra nutrients, texture, color and interest to any dish. Most people like…

Breakfast – What Are You Having?

Breakfast. First meal of the day. Some have said it is the most important meal of the day. That was proven not to be true for everyone. (Plus how much faith can we put in something that originated as a marketing tagline from the 1900s mainly to sell cereal.) But I like to think about…

#TheLongWelcome

As an Ambassador for the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (https://www.lirs.org), Pixie interviewed one of her friends who immigrated to the U.S. in 1962 from Alexandria, Egypt when she was a teenager. Her family settled in Colorado. Pixie asked her friend about her food memories of life in Egypt and the U.S. The following is…

Pepper Cooks from One of Her Favorite Cookbooks

Many, many years ago, I worked at an Ivy League university where one of my responsibilities was to organize the Political-Economy Lecture Series. Quite possibly one of the coolest things I’ve ever done, I would work with faculty and graduate students to bring in world-renowned economists to give small, intimate talks and then arrange for…

Pot Pie

Pot Pie I grew up in rural Colorado. Really rural, like at the end of a dirt road in a ghost town. The 9,200 elevation meant we had some mean winters; we were often snowed in or the temperatures were so prohibitively cold that we had to spend a few weeks indoors with a lot…