Washing the Dishes, Tending the Earth

I’m washing dishes in a white plastic tub in the kitchen sink. I am not a big fan of plastic. Never mind that it lingers around to junk up the planet forever, the aesthete in me simply finds it cheap and unappealing. I prefer things that are handmade, elemental, and have some semblance of character


Farm to Table, Hawaii-style

If a picture is worth a thousand words, an exquisite setting for a meal must be worth a thousand bites. While our recent meal on the North Shore of O’ahu didn’t consist of that many forkfuls of food, each one was flavorsome and delicious—framed by a stunning backdrop of the jagged Waialae Mountains, bordered at


Grace of the Table, Part 2: Fresh and Sustainable

I keep returning to the kitchen table. As a French-trained cook that’s not much of a surprise, I realize. Almost every night of the week, I’m chopping up fresh ingredients for dinner, content in the process of assembling something delicious and nourishing to eat. And nearly every evening, my beloved and I sit down together