Cooking for a Tibetan Lama: A Singular Experience

The photograph is from a web page titled “Chinese Buddhism.” The caption reads: “Gonpo Tseten Rinpoche transmitting the Yeshe Lama, Forestville, CA 1981” I’m almost positive this photograph was taken on the ranch that summer. During the summer of 1981 I was living on a ranch in Northern California working on a writing project, which…

Simple Blueberry Pie

Each year as spring teases us with sprinklings of warm summer-like weather, we pull up the cook-out recipes. Planning neighborhood backyard barbecues, romantic picnics and weekend camping trips become reality, and we can’t wait to dive into outdoor foods. Farmers markets and road side stands are beginning put out their wares, and we again have…

Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles

  If you’re looking for a dazzling dessert to wow friends and family this weekend, we have you covered. With their powerful and unique flavors, textures and colors, edible flowers have gained popularity as a creative and innovative ingredient for the culinary world ~Wikipedia This recipe is perfect for your Memorial Day party or packed in a…