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.

FRENCH APPLE CAKE. IT’S GENIUS.

YEAR 2013 Years ago I flew to the Food Blogger Conference in Seattle to join twenty other French Friday with Dorie members to support Dorie Greenspan, the keynote speaker. We were part of a virtual group cooking through her latest award-winning book, “Around My French...

summer joy, TOMATOES & WHAT’S AHEAD

If the answer is, “Don’t know.”  Pretty sure the question was, “Where did the summer go?” #Summer Highlights Facade of Aspen Art Museum What hasn’t yet left the building is this year’s bountiful crop of tomatoes.  As long as we can still slice and salt a...

WHAT’S UP with GEN Z? Let’s listen.

Every summer from late June to early Fall, I pick up addictively delicious Palisade peaches (and plums, apricots, pears and sweet corn) at a fruit stand pitched near the gas tanks at Roaring Fork Valley Coop in nearby Carbondale. The Coop is my year-round go-t0...

june: AN ASPEN JOURNAL

“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.”  Wilma Rudolph Realizing there are some mountains too high for me and some troubles beyond my control, the sun is still shining so… BRING ON SUMMER Grilled...

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.