A drought worthy ratatouille

Serious drought save waterThings aren’t so golden in the “Golden State” these days.

The majestic beauty of California, my home state, is eclipsed by shades of brownish-green.

California’s Drought

This is drought country. The signs you see entering the Golden State should be changed to steady visitors for the stark reality of the 50 shades of brownish-green they will see on this droughted landscaped. Continue reading

The heart and soul of my solstice chili

My inspiration started and continues here

My little inspiration pumpkin keeps on inspiring me.

Long after the Halloween festivities, it still sits on my kitchen table emanating a holiday-like aura, showing no signs of atrophy or deterioration. It’s so stalwart and not to mention cute.

It’s often the way things work for me – something simple, something innocuous, something as ordinary as a Jack Be Little Pumpkin ignites a spark of creativity, and off I go. This spontaneity has served me well as a journalist and it has been a great asset as a food blogger. Continue reading