The inevitable heat wave that hits with the arrival of Fall. Others around the county are cozying up to October with sweaters and misty mornings / the Central Coast welcomes Autumn with shorts, ice cream cones, and in my case, a summer salad. Here is our dinner during that HOT first week of October. My[…]

With our first foggy October day out here, will you allow me to dream? Here goes. I live in some rustic Alaskan or, even better, Norwegian cabin. Leaves are turning warm colors on the trees and the air is filled with cold, misty rain. What better to do than to stoke the fire of my[…]

Sharing a scrumptiously healthy snack on MADE BY GIRL today. These Tomato Saucy Toasts are from Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Mama, and are such a beautiful way to celebrate the season. Simple little bite-sized toasts that will have summer memories on your mind! Find the recipe and more photos over at MADE BY GIRL // 

  Truth be told, I have a very romantic concept of lunch. Memories of shopping with my grandmother at department stores…the kinds that still had little diners and cafes attached. It seemed like the fanciest little excursion, ladies who lunch. Fresh salads and BLT’s and iced tea… Watercress always makes me think of these idealized afternoons,[…]

Summer may be over but the heat won’t leave the Central Coast. I had a lot of fun shooting these wine cocktails for the current issue of Edible SLO Magazine. Wine ice cubes were a great way to use leftover wine (what’s that??) and made these drinks extra special. What a great way to be[…]

Craving a chocolatey bite-size dessert? How about silky ribbons of a cherry chocolate creme? Run on over to MADE BY GIRL to see my latest recipe >> Cherry Chocolate Creme Tarts!

Hi friends! I’m back with one of my favorite summer eats, a piping hot and spicy Pho. Rich and flavorful, I also love Pho’s versability…you can use any vegetable or protein on hand to make this your own. Check out my newest post on MADE BY GIRL! MADE BY GIRL is such an awesome force of[…]

I’m happy to have more images in the latest issue of Edible San Luis Obispo Magazine, The Harvest Issue. Here is a gorgeous red wine chocolate cake, a must try! Find Edible SLO locations all over the county  or view the digital edition at EdibleSLO.com. Nom!

Hi there friends! Bringing you a tasty and creamy potato soup that I created for MadeByGirl, perfect for warming up during these early Spring days. To be honest… I just wanted something to put a lot crispy pancetta on.  Check out the full recipe and more yummy photos on MadeByGirl!  

Drop whatever breakfast you have in your hands and run on over to MadeByGirl to see my sweet mini Baked Hazelnut Doughnuts! The secret to these gorgeous treats is that they come with about 99.9% less guilt than any doughnut you can get down the street (percentage estimate based on my own scientific studies…). Recipe and[…]