quinoa salad

Quinoa Salad

A good one from Eating for England Ingredients     1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed     1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil     1 3/4 cup water     1 can black beans, drained and rinsed     1 avocado, chopped into chunks     handful cherry tomatoes, quartered     1/2 red […]

Watching dolphins play around shrimping boat

Amelia Island, FL

It was a lovely break in the tour to stop at Amelia Island and watch the dolphins play around the shrimp boat. Only a dot in this photo here but a joyful moment.


FL GA NC rainbow

Driving in the rain to Florida yesterday, the sky gave a little “Welcome to Florida.”  I hope you can join me! Thur June 13 Jacksonville, FL  European Street Cafe San Marco 8:00pm. $15 1704 San Marco Blvd. email or 904-398-9500 for reservations. Fri June 14 Savannah, GA Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church 7:30pm. $15 / $12 for […]


Easy Lamb Chops

Thanks to Judy at Fresh Market for cooking tips. Lamb rib chops 3 per person. Marinate in white wine with mustard and mayonnaise, and rosemary if desired. Grill in pan with just a little olive oil and coarse black pepper, both sides, 5 min per side. Add sea salt while cooking. Fry thinly sliced potatoes, […]


New World Flamenco Comes to Japan

My New World Flamenco album with German Flamenco duo Tierra Negra has just been released in Japan. Featuring Pat Metheny’s original rhythm section, New World Flamenco is, according to Jazz Review, “a bright vivacious celebration of life through song…New World Flamenco is a guitar masterwork, the essence of what a collaboration should be…A truly wonderful […]


Recording Continental Breakfast

Great fun recording a tune today my next CD that Tommy Emmanuel and I wrote together, called Continental Breakfast. We worked out the parts at Azalia studio and then recorded in one take with drummer/perc Danny and Beth Gottlieb, playing cereal boxes and teapot here. Mark Kibble producing and adding vocals, great audio engineer Fett. […]

chanterelle pasta

Fresh Chanterelle Pasta with Lemon-Cream Brown Butter

This recipe comes from the folks at Wooldridge Creek Winery in the Applegate Valley of Oregon. It certainly qualifies under the ‘Taste’ and ‘Time’ criteria. As for nutrition, this looks ‘richer’ than it is – a little goes a long way. Using whole wheat pasta deals stays away from refined flour and I sometimes substitute […]