I love baking, I love exercising, I love my work, but I also have a secret passion for all things language. It gave me a thrill to be invited by the superb linguist Dr. Denise Santos to contribute with a little article to her blog.  If you’d like to see it, jump here.


Today I have a very exciting post to share!  Do you know the blog Foodbod hosted by Elaine? Great site for vegetarian recipes with an upscale gourmet flair. I’ve been following her blog for a while, and I can tell you that pretty much everything she blogs about makes me dream about being a guest in her dining room. She lives far away from me, we have half a continent and a huge ocean separating us, but the fun thing of the food blog world is that we can have virtual events that join us. Recently Elaine started a series on her blog entitled “Pimp your veg.” Her goal is to come up with ways to make veggie dishes more interesting and fun, and she does that like nobody’s business! I was thrilled when she invited me to contribute with a post for this series using the spiralizer, which is one of my favorite gadgets these days.  So, if you’d like to see what I came up to pimp my veggies, stop by Foodbod, and…. ENJOY!

This is the spiralizer I love…. Paderno, 4 blades

Cucumber Carrot Salad2

Elaine, I had a lot of fun composing the post for your blog!
Thank you so much for the invitation….



I am so excited because Prudy, the gorgeous hostess of the blog Butter, Basil, and Breadcrumbs invited me to write a guest blog post on her series entitled “Cookie Mondays”.   If you don’t know Prudy’s site, stop what you’re doing and pay her a visit right now!  One of the things I love about her blog is that she shares bits about herself that are incredibly fun to read, and often quite touching and profound.  There will always be a great recipe going along with it, but it’s definitely not just about recipes.  For instance, in a post about fruit sushi, she tells this story about having lunch with her boss when she did not know him very well. I quote:  “Have you ever tried to eat a whole chicken with chopsticks?”  Priceless… Another example, in a post about filled donuts, she shares her experience with the dreaded senior discount (I can totally relate! Me? Old?  You must be kiddin’ me!). One more: imagine a post about peas and carrots that makes you consider a choice between becoming fluent in all languages or able to play any musical instrument… Yeah, only Prudy can pull that one 😉

Anyway, I am honored to be part of the list of lucky bloggers invited to compose a post for her site, and it’s my turn to invite you to read about our adventure making Linzer Cookies! Our adventure, you might ask? Yes, this was a project Phil and I tackled together on a chilly Sunday morning. Fun, fun, fun… and mighty tasty!

Now, without further ado, click here for the full post.



I am so excited this Sunday morning!  Jenni, from “The Gingered Whisk” had me over at her great virtual spot as a guest blogger!

And, believe it or not, I decided to bake a cake for the special occasion… and you’ll also find a little extra to go with it.  Please jump there to see the post, and browse through her  blog, she loves to bake bread, particularly sourdough, so you see we are pretty much virtual sisters!