Appetizer, Photography

Lactarius deliciosus – simply divine

They are definitely delicious, like the name. They are one of my favorite wild mushrooms. Is an autumn species best sought in pine forests, where it sometimes occurs in large groups, especially where is very humid. They need lots of rain. They have a bright orange color and when you cut them have an orange… Continue reading Lactarius deliciosus – simply divine

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Photography, Useful

Spices and Herbs – Can’t live without them

My kitchen magic is in using spices and herbs. Herbs and spices bring food to life. With a bit of experimentation, you can reach a bliss point of taste and aroma that will take ordinary dishes to a whole new level. Spices have also been known to improve health and well-being. They are good for… Continue reading Spices and Herbs – Can’t live without them

Desserts, Photography

Cake with pears for autumn days

Fall is in full swing. I love the cool frost of autumn just until the leaves finish changing and fall, crumpled, at the bottom of the tree. Various shades of bright red and orange leaves take me back to the many months of my childhood years that were spent watching the leaves fall softly, feeling them sweep… Continue reading Cake with pears for autumn days

Photography, Soup

Lobster Bisque

Only in recent years have I come to appreciate the sublime joys of seafood. Being born in the middle of land, far away from sea, it is very difficult to have fresh seafood. After working and traveling around the world and coming in contact with seafood recipes, I discovered another amazing food experience. Lobster is… Continue reading Lobster Bisque

Photography, Useful

Christmas cooking tips

I start counting the days till Christmas. Yuppy!!! So close! Christmas is a time of celebration and sharing quality time with family and friends.  Time spent in the kitchen preparing food for family and friends is one of the great pleasures in life, especially if you do it all together. - Plan the  menus for… Continue reading Christmas cooking tips