Walnut Creek

It Coulda Been Worse! 26

I miss artichokes; extra-large plump artichokes. Living in Costa Rica, I was thrilled to find artichokes occasionally gracing the shelves of my local market. They are lovely served with garlic lemon butter which I prefer over the popular mayonnaise dip. They are especially nice stuffed Italian style. But nothing compares […]

5 tier wedding cake

Make a Silk Purse Out of a Sow’s Ear! 10

I was walking down the street the other day, and I saw a pile of rubble in front of my neighbor’s house. As I got closer, I thought, wait a minute! That’s no pile of rubble. That’s the Rustic-Chic cake stand my future daughter-in-law described to me that she wants […]