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What To View With The Flu

It all started with a tickle in my throat but, I thought, “Not me.” I had been a very responsible person and gottenKeep reading »

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THE LAST BOOKSTORE

Confession: I am a book junky. No apologies, no excuses. I give my father a lot of the credit. From a relatively youngKeep reading »

Sandra on swing at the Allegretton Hotel in Paso Robles

England and Italy, Nope. Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, Sure.

The good news is that my husband and I are really good at planning interesting trips. The not-so-good news is thatKeep reading »

Sandra in front of marble bust

Return to Hearst Castle

In the early 1960’s,  when my husband and I were newly married . . . . . . we drove leisurely up spectacular Highway 1Keep reading »

Rio-2016 Team GB Oympics

SWIMMING WITH CHEESECAKE

A little while ago, I posted a blog about my mother, Anna’s cheesecake recipe. I wrote at the time that it wasKeep reading »

Queen Elizabeth II looks out from the window at Buckingham Palace, central London, ahead of the Patron's Lunch in honour of the her 90th birthday.

WHERE’S SANDY?

I wasn’t on the balcony with the Queen when she celebrated her 90th birthday. I didn’t schlep along withKeep reading »

World's Best Guacamole

THE WORLD’S BEST GUACAMOLE RECIPE. EVER.

Avocados never had it so good. Chocolate Souffle, Easy Peasey Minestrone, Duck Lasagna, my mother’s secret cheesecake.Keep reading »

A hand drawing a hand by M. C. Escher

MAGIC! NOW YOU SEE IT. NOW YOU DON’T.

Step right up for a magical visit to the Escher Museum with me.. His works will amaze you plus they’re in aKeep reading »

Albert Finney and Sandra Sallin at sea on the French Riviera

LIGHTS! CAMERA! PICASSO! …and Me

Behind the scenes in the making of the movie Picasso Summer. Featuring Albert Finney and Yvette Mimieux in the south ofKeep reading »

Giuliano Bugialli teaching Sandy how to make pasta.

True Confessions: How I flunked making pasta in Italy.

Sandra takes you deep into cooking country with this fine and fanciful Duck Lasagna Recipe inspired by GiulianoKeep reading »

Peter the Great with his crown and throne, St. Petersburg Russia

My Mother Escaped From Russia With Rags On Her Feet- Part Two

Continued from Part one Ninety years later, my husband and I sailed into St Petersburg harbor on a luxury ship. Now, IKeep reading »