Lights on bright no brakes

The past ten years Lights on Bright No Brakes has led me on a wild ride.  What wasn’t planned, just happened.  This new logo honors an adventure that began when a newly-published French cookbook met an amateur chef de cuisine-wannabe who lived in Colorado’s high country.

SOBA NOODLES = BROWN IS BEAUTIFUL

For years, as you’ve heard me say, my cardinal photography rule is to never let a picture get in front of the experience. That’s why I missed grabbing a photo of the Mama Bear shepherding her two babies from the Rio Grande Trail recently and the Golden Eagle swooping...

A SUMMERTIME GALETTE

STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB GALETTE If you were raised in a small Iowa farm town, you’re probably not too bothered by garter snakes. When two friends who have community garden plots gave me carte blanche to their rhubarb patches, the little guy who slithered under the leaves...

TARTE à LA TOMATE

“If we don't have a place for nature in our heart, how can we expect nature to have a place for us.” ― Abhijit Naskar. With its 300 days of sunshine, Colorado is a great place to get right with Mother Nature. One word for Springtime in the Rockies? Glorious. This...

RANGER WORK, BIRDS & RICK’S CHILI

I learned to ski in Aspen during the seventies. My first summer visit was with my husband Michael in 1987. I’d never hiked before. Soon after arriving we drove to the Maroon Bells to hike the Crater Lake trail. It's a rocky 3.4 mile round trip at an altitude from...

You’ll find Lights on Bright No Brakes a minimalist version of its tired self.  As for me, I’m still me.  That’s why I suggested to Joy Weinberg, my designer, we skip the ‘about me’ business.  She wasn’t having it.  We compromised, agreeing to this streamlined version.