Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

Taking advantage of the end of the season and making the best use of the amazing peaches from the farmer’s market. This pie is blissful and the peach Schnapps takes this from mediocrity to a tastebud explosion to remember summer by.


Sensational Summer Salad

Summer can be hot even in California. This salad is refreshing and cool with a fresh summer vegetable and fruit combination that will satisfy your hunger while keeping you cool.


Patio Therapy

PATIO THERAPY. The saying first started in Austin,TX on my back patio deck that overlooked the 13th hole of the golf course and a canyon preserve that was quiet and peaceful. It basically means any place you can escape to a restaurant or bar that has a calming outdoor space of beauty and peace that encourages chitchat and some cocktails for accompaniment. What it means to me now in Cali: enjoying what I consider therapy…


Better Than Chia Pet – Chia-Tapioca

Who knew that those hilarious chia pets of all characters actually were made from the magical edible chia seeds. These little seeds are packed with protein and Omega-3; when they encounter water or any liquid a wonderful gooey membrane forms around the seeds. After being left for 15 minutes in the fridge, a tapioca like substance is created, albeit a healthier version.

Another close up angle for the cracker platter

Savory Sweet Olive Shortbread

A new twist on sweet shortbread that introduces a savory element with the addition of two kinds of olives (green and kalamata). Perfect served as a cracker or a cookie.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

When its cold outside sometimes a creamy healthy soup is just what you crave. Roasting the cauliflower and the garlic adds a depth of flavor to this creamy (yet cream-less) soup that is both healthy and satisfying.