Sweet Potatoes with Tahini Butter

What is so special and delicious about last night’s dinner (pictured here) is not the baked beans, nor the grilled bison burger on a roll slathered with Tahini Butter, nor the freshly made dill pickles from yours truly, but it is the Steamed Sweet Potato with Tahini Butter and Toasted Sesame Seeds—a recipe from theContinue reading “Sweet Potatoes with Tahini Butter”

Sunday Sunrise

“You have to want to see joy, God in the moment.” ~Ann Voskamp, “1000 Gifts”   If you are looking for beautiful portrait, nature, or documentary photography, or someone you know is looking for photography that helps to create a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.

One Step At A Time

Susan sent me this Mary Oliver poem yesterday. I thought I had read every poem by her. I was wrong. And this one really spoke to me. “Praying” It doesn’t have to be the blue iris,  it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch aContinue reading “One Step At A Time”

Today and Tranquility

A new Instagram friend wrote to me yesterday: “There’s a certain tranquility in your photography. Art at its best.” Often, it is the smallest things for which I am most grateful. If you are looking for beautiful portrait, nature, or documentary photography, or someone you know is looking for photography that helps to create aContinue reading “Today and Tranquility”

Greek-Style Watermelon Salad

A new favorite! Perfect for summer picnics! Quoting Mark Bittman, The New York Times/Cooking: It’s not an immediately obvious combination – watermelon, cucumber, olives and feta – but one bite will leave you convinced that this savory-sweet summer salad is something truly special. The astringent punch of the olives and feta provides a sophisticated counterpointContinue reading “Greek-Style Watermelon Salad”

Israeli Couscous, Bean and Tomato Salad

Simply delicious. Quoting Martha Rose Shulman writing in The New York Times/Cooking: Finely chopped tomatoes seasoned with garlic, balsamic vinegar and basil serve as both dressing and vegetable in this main dish salad. I’ve been making tomato concassée all summer and using it as a sauce for pasta and fish. I decided to use itContinue reading “Israeli Couscous, Bean and Tomato Salad”