Twin Pines Diner – East Haven, Connecticut

  Dear Friends and Family, I love diners. Anytime, day or night, you can get a hamburger, a cup of coffee for the road, or a full breakfast.  This is Twin Pines Diner in East Haven, Connectucut.  This diner holds a special place in my heart, and not just because of its great food.  One night long ago, after a late night trip back to Connecticut from France, my daughter Bella fell asleep here, … Read more

Why is Painting like Cooking???

I’ve always thought that painting and cooking have a lot in common.  Haven’t you noticed that most painters are great cooks?  Because I love to cook, I’ve been giving this idea some thought over the past couple of weeks.    Ingredients in the kitchen are like colors on the painter’s palette.  Cooks combine ingredients to please the sense of smell, taste and sight, with an eye toward balance, harmony and composition of the meal. … Read more