Meeting Deborah Madison

Meeting Deborah Madison

Hi friends! Today, we're taking a trip to Melissa's Produce to meet award-winning Author (of 14 different cookbooks!) Deborah Madison. Deborah Madison is an advocate for farmers and local farmers markets. She is well known for her seasonal and vegetable based cooking. Her latest cookbook "In My Kitchen" takes you…

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“Dorie’s Cookies” at Melissa’s Produce!

“Dorie’s Cookies” At Melissa’s Produce!

Hi friends! Baking season is in full swing! If you're like most, you're probably making cookies for the holidays! I have a list of seasonal favorites, plus another dozen (or more) new things I want to try. It's what happens when you're a wee bit cookie obsessed. These gorgeous cookie…

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Zapien’s Salsa Grill and Taqueria

Zapien’s Salsa Grill And Taqueria

Hi friends! Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a media lunch for the grand re-opening of Zapien's Salsa Grill and Taqueria in Pico Rivera, California. We had a wonderful meal and watched a cooking demonstration by Chef and co-owner Marco Zapien. This little family…

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Lester Farms – California Farm Water Tour

Lester Farms – California Farm Water Tour

In the five years I've been a blogger, I never would have imagined the opportunities or the incredible amount of knowledge I would gain as I traveled this path. This past weekend, I was with the California Farm Water Coalition, taking a tour of the Sacramento Valley and the northern…

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Arizona Adventures – The Grand Canyon

Arizona Adventures – The Grand Canyon

Hi friends! Today, I'm sharing a little trip down memory lane. Childhood is a funny thing. The memories you carry with you last forever. Recently, I went camping near the Grand Canyon. The last time I was there was in 1980. When we were in 1980, my thoughts ran along…

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Arizona Blogging Conference Travels

Arizona Blogging Conference Travels

Recently, I went to a blogging conference in Arizona, called Blended. Traveling brings me so much joy. Staying in hotels, flying on airplanes, attending conferences, navigating new cities on my own, learning new things, meeting new people and experiencing places I've never been before, I love it! This conference was…

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Bristol Farms Hatch Chile Roasting

Bristol Farms Hatch Chile Roasting

Hatch Chile Season is too short! It feels like you blink once and then they're gone. These delicious chiles are just another reason to savor each season and the fabulous produce that goes with it. As the sign says, it's now or next year! My friends from the Inland Empire…

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Peach Tea Lemonade Punch

Peach Tea Lemonade Punch

We had a brief respite from the sweltering heat this week. Next weeks forecast shows temperatures heading back into the 100+ range. Ugh. This is my least favorite season! However, even with the heat, the days are made better with cold drinks and good friends. I made this Peach Tea…

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