Friday Food Tip: It’s Cherry Picking Season!

Cherries are in season this month! The little gems are a festive happy fruit, dressed in rich red hues and dainty purples and pinks. Cherry trees are grown in the Northern Hemisphere, cultivated in local groves, or may be found flourishing freely in the wild…. Keep Reading »

Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream

There are three main kinds of vanilla bean; Madagascar, Mexican, and Tahitian which hails from French Polynesia and happens to be the fruitiest and sweetest of the vanilla beans, making it perfect for desserts. Since we started with French Polynesia, I decided to make this… Keep Reading »

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

I always have a hard time deciding between the pumpkin pie and pecan pie, so I came up with this pumpkin pie ice cream recipe to go with my pecan pie. The best of both worlds. A small scoop will still afford me the tasting… Keep Reading »

Travel Ain’t What it Used to Be

Once upon a time, making plans to travel was so easy. One call to a travel agent with destination, budget, and perhaps a few sights you would like to see or activities you’d like to engage in, and arrangements were effortlessly made for you.┬áNow we… Keep Reading »

My Mini Vacation

Jewels and Yassi
Daisy and I were finally rescued from the four walls threatening to close in on us, when my friend Yassi kindly kidnapped, or more accurately, “woman and dognapped” us to Mashti Malone on Sunday. I must have looked quite a sight getting into… Keep Reading »

“Life is Short, Eat Dessert First”

My friend Lara and I on the beach in Portugal, 1993

There is not a more perfect pleasure in the world than a cold, creamy ice cream cone after a sweltering day of sun bathing, swimming, and jet skiing. It just wouldn’t be summer without it!… Keep Reading »


W magazine April 29th, 1990
…at Michael Mina’s XIV

In 1990 I did a play in London called Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. OK, I admit I was obsessed with food even when I was acting! W magazine did this article about me at the time… which has… Keep Reading »