Off-the-Cuff

Sunday was a bit like spring…I awoke to a warm rain followed by a burst of green leaves and grass.  I enjoyed my morning coffee over bossa nova and rain drops and dabbled with the ever-addicting Pinterest until yoga class.
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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

No matter how you say it this dessert has absolutely no class!  What it does have is the perfect blend of sweet and salty and a flair of 1950’s Jello!  Strawberry Pretzel Salad is common place on the potluck or buffet table, and  makes its rounds about once a year for family holiday gatherings.
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Rosewater and Pistachios

“We snaked our way among the merchants and the beggars, wandered through narrow alleys cramped with rows of tiny, tightly packed stalls. Baba gave us each a weekly allowance of ten Afghanis and we spent it on warm Coca-Cola and rosewater ice cream topped with crushed pistachios.”
The Kite Runner

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