rhubarb pie with cardamom spiced crumbs

rhubarb pie with cardamom crumbsYou know you have good friends when they send a quick text and then leave a bag of fresh rhubarb on your doorstep. Kathy recently did just that. When I got home, there sat a brown paper bag full of rhubarb. Continue reading


french onion soup: water and onions

french onion soup: water and onionsCaptain’s Log – Day 4 of being completely surrounded by snow, and I have a few observations:

I’m drinking more than my fair share of turmeric-chai tea with milk and honey.

It’s quite a fab antidote to the icy, white outside. It contains many warming spices like turmeric, ginger, cardamom and black pepper. I know it sounds strange to put pepper in a drink, but trust me, it’s darn good. Continue reading