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Rhubarb Custard Pie


Easter Menu

Leg of lamb, mashed potatoes, buttered peas with mint, cold asparagus with lemon vinaigrette, baked tomato caprese, and eggs with crème fraîche and herbs


Walking through Palm Desert’s surrounding landscape was like visiting a sculpture garden. The forms and textures were powerful and fascinating. The almost monochromatic palette was never boring and its understated beauty appealed to me.

I shot most of the images mid day so the shadows are subtle and the contrasts soft.

The last image is a cactus in a landscape near where I was staying that I shot in the early evening and this time the low light defined the details and enriched the color.

The desert is reluctant to share her beauty, but careful and patient observation reveals perfectly designed intricacies that are stunning.

 Last week I was in Palm Desert, California and the weather was divinely warm and tropical. This was a lovely contrast to my Oregon spring weather of wind and rain and chill.

The downtown shopping area in Palm Desert was nicely designed and the landscaping was spare and elegant with desert flora starring in contemporary garden structures.

I am enjoying a healthy breakfast every morning. I have been doing this for about six months now and am really delighted to realize the benefits of lots more energy everyday! I love it!!!

I want to share my smoothie recipe with you, most of the ingredients are organic.
1. handful of spinach
2. 2 tablespoons of coconut milk (canned & not reduced fat)
3. ½ of a small raw beet, chopped
4. 8oz. of water
5. scoop of protein powder
6. ½ cup of mixed frozen berries

Blend until smooth.

Sometimes I add to my breakfast a semi-hard boiled free-range, farm egg for a real treat. This is the best!

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