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.

A BERRY, BERRY DELICIOUS PIE

It was a balmy April evening, my three-month visit to Washington DC about to end, when I went to the Kennedy Center. Although I’d taken an extensive Center tour in March, this was a live, evening performance with the National Symphony Orchestra performing Fauré’s...

WASHINGTON D.C. UNACCOMPANIED

Presidents Day Weekend, My Neighbor's Porch, a Native American and our flag. Six weeks and halfway through my deep dive into visiting Washington D.C’s cultural, historical, and artistic treasures, the stars and stripes are still flying, the cherry blossom florets...

CHIMICHURRI MAKES IT BETTER

Souvlaki-Style Chicken Breast with Crema and Arugala Feta Salad Rainy Sunday Morning Greetings from D.C. For the past twelve years of my wanting a respite from Aspen’s high-alpine and occasionally bone-chilling winter climate, I’ve escaped for four months to warmer...

DELIGHTFUL. DELECTABLE. DUMP CAKE.

A SIMPLE DESSERT Recently I was invited to a dinner party. There would be eight. I asked the hostess what I could bring. “Oh,” she said casually, “just bring a simple dessert.” With the holiday season in high octane I decided my s-i-m-p-l-e indulgent contribution...

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.