My most recent book is called A Tea Garden in Tivoli – American Garden Design Inspired by the Japanese Way of Tea.

cover_thumbA Tea Garden in Tivoli – American Garden Design Inspired by the Japanese Way of Tea
“For anyone who has considered taking on the challenge of transplanting Japanese culture to a new setting, here is a great example, with hints on gardens, tea ceremony, and flower arranging.”

“The photos are stunning and the words so beautiful. Ultimate zen book! It’s one of the most gorgeous books I’ve ever seen. ”

Here are a couple of books that I wrote awhile ago. Both are cookbooks and available on Amazon.

The World in a Bowl of Tea

“This unusual book offers an intriguing and readable introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony and the foods that accompany it, called Kaiseki cuisine. In spare, elegant prose, perfectly suited to her subject, the author describes the ceremony and the refined dishes that are part of it. Among her recipes are Baby Artichokes with Pomegranate Vinaigrette and Glaze-Grilled Salmon with Ginger. Recommended for larger cookbook collections as well as for any library where there is a special interest in Japanese culture.”


taste of heavenA Taste of Heaven and Earth

“As a vegetarian who loves to cook, I have lots of veg or veg-friendly cookbooks, but this one is my absolute favorite. I trust it completely– every recipe is delicious. My favorites include the light quiche-like vegetable tarts and the broccoli salad with chili lime basil dressing. The simple stir-fry tofu made for this salad is the absolute best tofu I’ve ever had– the only trouble with it is how hard it is to refrain from eating it so that enough ends up in the salad! ”



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