not your mamas chili

My mom, who lives in Ohio, came to town to visit to spend the holidays with us. For her arrival I wanted to make something special and get the house smelling yummy! Memories of her chili, the cold weather and rain (which is NoCal version of an Ohio snow day), inspired me to make my…

asian beef vegetable medley soup

Inspired by the local farmers market of my new home since September, we found some delight talking to the farmers about produce we weren’t familiar with. One of those was opo squash. It’s a bit chilly out so I challenged the idea of making an asian-themed soup with the opo, bok choy, scallions, beef, ginger…