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.

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...

THE POST’S TASTY TOP THIRTY

During the past many decades, The Washington Post has published more than 10,000 online recipes.  This year they asked readers to pick their all-time favorites. On October 26th they published the winning 30 of those recipes. I chose three of them to make for a...

Is it Bison or Buffalo? Ask Ken Burns.

Bison Chili I don’t often do whims. Scheduled and organized fit me best. I’m not suggesting that’s the way to roll but it’s my way. That’s why paying $13.13 (senior rate) for a 7pm ticket to Aspen’s premiere showing of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour film turned into a...

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.